Associates of Dental Arts
Dr. Gregory Kivett

Dental Implants: The Best Solution for Missing Teeth

Dental Implants are the number one solution for missing teeth. No more being self-conscious about gaps in your smile. No more missing teeth causing your face to sag, making you look sad. No more difficulty chewing and bone loss. Just the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

How Implants Work to Replace Your TeethBefore and After, Missing Tooth, Implant, Implant Supported Crown

The first step to replace missing teeth is to place the implant in your jaw. Made of sterile titanium, the implant will be left to heal so that it can fuse properly to your jawbone. The implant will act the same way as the root of you natural tooth. After a period of healing, you will be ready for an abutment* and restoration. The abutment is the top of the implant and will connect to your restoration. Implants can be used support a crown, a bridge, a partial denture or a full denture.

Implant Compared to Natural ToothDental Implants Mimic Your Natural Teeth

Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth because dental implants are the solution that most closely matches your natural teeth in both look and function. When you bite and chew, the root of your tooth tells your jawbone to maintain itself. When you have a missing tooth, the jawbone will begin to deteriorate. Bridges and dentures replace the top of your tooth but does nothing to replace the feedback your natural root gave that promotes a healthy jaw. Because the implant fuses to your jawbone, it acts like your natural tooth to stimulate bone growth.

Dental Implants, a Long Term Solution

Dental Implants are extremely resilient and, if you properly care for you them with regular brushing, flossing and visits to your dentist, your implants can last you a lifetime. Bridges, on the other hand, need to be replaced every 5-15 years.

Dental Implants Are the Best Solution For Missing Teeth

The number of Americans with dental implants is estimated to be about three million and rising with a long term success rate of over 95% according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Implants can offer lifetime solution to missing teeth that comes second to none in terms of functionality and oral health.


*Some implants, such as mini implants have abutments and implant combined into a single piece.

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