Dental implants are a highly effective and permanent solution for missing teeth. Implants are attached to your jaw, meaning that your restoration will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth! 

With the proper care, your dental implant can last a lifetime. Compare that to a crown, which only lasts 5 to 10 years. Regular cleanings every 6 months are essential for the care of your implant.

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How Dental Implants Work

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Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. A screw made of titanium, the dental implant post, is surgically placed into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. The missing tooth’s root is replaced and ensures that the dental restoration is stable. Your implant will need a period of healing to allow the bone to begin to bond with the post that is biocompatible.

Following this healing period, our dentist will place the replacement tooth on top of the implant post, depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs. Each dental implant restoration is designed to custom fit your smile aesthetically and comfortably.

A happy and healthy smile after dental implants

Implant surgery is a big decision and should be discussed carefully with your dentist. Dental implant treatment can cost more and take longer than other replacement options. Implants also might not be the best option for you if multiple consecutive teeth are missing. Diabetes and autoimmune disease could also cause complications with implant surgery.

However, dental implants often make the most sense because they are a permanent solution and can last a lifetime. Regular dental visits are key to the long-term success of your implant. Dr. Sutherland will set up a program to help you keep your implant and natural teeth healthy.

Implants allow you to eat, speak, smile and live with confidence again. Additionally, dental implants help maintain your bone structure, maintaining a youthful look. They represent your natural teeth more closely and make the most sense as a long term solution. 

If you want to eat what you want to eat, experience what the world has to offer, and smile and laugh without worry or self-doubt, contact our Nixa, MO dental office for a consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you. 

Get your smile back. Get your confidence back. And change your life with dental implants from Nixa Dental.

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