Dental implants are artificial teeth roots that are set in place in your jaw to hold a natural looking replacement tooth. Implants work and feel just like natural teeth and allow your dentist to restore not only the cosmetic appearance but also the mouth’s natural function.
Dental implants have grown in popularity over the past few years, perhaps because they provide patients with the ability to fill the space of 1 missing tooth, whereas in the past bridges and dentures were the only options available.
An implant-supported bridge can be used to fill a large space where 1 or more teeth are missing and is a popular alternative to wearing a denture.
Do you have trouble eating due to a loose or moving denture? An implant-supported denture may be a useful option for you.
When properly cared for, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
LifeSmiles Dental gives you a reason to smile again. Please contact us to learn more about dental implants and how they can be of benefit to you.
Q. Do implants require any special care or maintenance?
A. Implants do not require any special care beyond what is recommended for natural teeth. If you brush and floss regularly and return for regular checkups your implants should provide many years of service.
Q. How long will my dental implants last?
A. Just as natural teeth require proper care and hygiene to remain healthy, the life span of dental implants also depend upon the quality of care they receive at home and at the dental office. With oral hygiene and a competent dental practitioner your new implants could last for the rest of your life.
Q. Will my dental insurance pay for dental implants?
A. While some dental insurance plans provide complete coverage for dental implant procedures, others pay nothing, and some pay only a portion of the cost. Please check with your insurance provider to see if dental implants are covered by your plan.
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