A NEW SMILE
It’s no fun when you’re missing teeth. You may not feelcomfortable eating or speaking. You might even avoid smilingin public. Fortunately, dental implants can help. Implants canreplace a single tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth in yourmouth. Best of all, they look and feel like natural teeth.
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When Teeth Are Missing
It can be embarrassing to have spaces in yourmouth where teeth are missing. But you’re notalone. Some people lose teeth due to injury,tooth decay, or
(infectionof the gums and bone surrounding teeth).Others may not have had all their teeth growin. Whatever the reason, dental implants canhelp replace missing teeth. And implantsoften feel more natural than dentures andother dental restorations.
Implants Can Help
If you want a dental restoration that looksand feels as though it’s really part of yourmouth, dental implants may be right foryou. A dental implant is an artificial toothroot. Your jawbone fuses with the implantto provide a secure platform for a
(artificial tooth). If you are missing manyteeth, several implants can be used to sup-port a partial or complete denture.
occurs when bonefuses with the implant.This provides asolid base for the prosthesis.
Implants can replace teeth lost from injury.