Dental implants are quickly becoming the first choice in the replacement of lost or missing teeth for people today. Dental implants are titanium posts that actually fuse to the jawbone over a short period of time and act just like an artificial tooth root. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth by building a natural looking porcelain crown onto them. They can be used to replace a group of missing teeth by building a porcelain bridge onto them. They can also be used to stabilize a poorly fitting denture. Dr. Strub uses a team approach when treating people with implant dentistry to get state of the art results. He performs the initial treatment-planning phase with you. He then works with a skilled specialist who surgically places the implants in your jaw and monitors the healing phase of treatment. Lastly, Dr. Strub will perform the final construction of the restoration and supervise the preventive maintenance phase of treatment. There are many benefits that dental implants have over traditional treatments. One of the biggest advantages is that dental implants preserve the jawbone that quickly resorbs away when tooth roots are lost. When working with a single missing tooth or a group of missing teeth, we do not have to alter or cut into the adjacent teeth to make a conventional dental porcelain bridge. Implant supported crowns or bridges look beautiful and feel and function just like a natural tooth. Implants will stabilize a loose, ill fitting denture so it is easier and more efficient to chew with and it will be much more comfortable because it will not move around creating annoying sore spots. If you have missing teeth or are not satisfied with your old denture, implants can certainly restore your mouth to a healthier more comfortable and functional condition while giving you a more youthful appearance.
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