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Losing a tooth, or multiple teeth, is often a very distressing experience that causes the person to feel self-conscious or embarrassed. A missing tooth may also interfere with proper dental function and could make eating certain foods more difficult or uncomfortable. A traditional dental bridge may be a good solution for some people, but for others it may not be possible or appealing. Fortunately there is another excellent option that delivers great results: dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants

A dental implant, which may also be referred to as an endosseous implant, functions as an artificial tooth root which interfaces directly with the bone of the jaw and binds to the jaw in a process called osseointegration. An artificial tooth is then joined to the implant using a connective material called an abutment. Because the dental implant is anchored directly to the bones of the jaw it provides excellent support, strength and durability for the artificial tooth.

Dental implants are an important alternative to dental bridges that rely on natural teeth. Such dental bridges use a natural tooth, called an abutment tooth in this context, to hold an artificial tooth, or multiple artificial teeth, in place. However, this type of dental bridge may not always be possible if the root system of the natural tooth is insufficient to support both the natural tooth and the artificial tooth or teeth. Dental implants essentially replace the damaged root system and eliminate the need to affix the replacement tooth to a natural abutment tooth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

The benefits of dental implants can be very significant for patients who undergo the process. Dental implants restore the contour and appearance of the mouth, often improving personal self esteem and confidence in the process, as well as improving third party assessments of physical attractiveness. Dental implants also make it easier to eat and chew, eliminate the inconvenience of dentures or removable prosthetics, and feel very comfortable and natural in the mouth.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Restored dental function
  • Improved appearance
  • Boost to confidence
  • Permanent
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Dental Implants and Weaver-Jaynes DDS

Weaver-Jaynes, DDS is excited to offer dental implants as an option to our patients. Our office is equipped with cutting edge technology to improve the results of the procedure, including a 3D cone beam, which takes a high quality 3D image of the bones of the patient’s face and jaw and allows for a more comprehensive dental implant treatment plan. The scan is fast, non-invasive, and completely painless. When it comes time to perform your dental implant procedure you can also rest assured that your comfort and well being will be our top priority.