Drs. Claire Kaugars, Benita Miller, & Lisa Turner
Implants & Periodontics of Richmond
Creating the foundation of a beautiful smile...
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What Are Dental Implants?

 

Dental implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!

When teeth have been lost due to periodontal disease or trauma, the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth can be restored by implanting prosthetic teeth into the jawbone. Dental implants have come a long way, and, though your teeth have been lost due to periodontal disease and bone loss, dental implants can still be an option for you. Dental implants allow for non-removable (fixed) teeth replacement in most cases.

Many patients choose implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are posts made of titanium (lightweight metal) that are surgically placed in the jawbone and act as roots/anchors for replacement teeth. There are many options provided to patients from immediate teeth replacement, "Teeth in a Day," to replacement teeth over several months. At no time in the implant process will the patient be without teeth.

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

Most people are great candidates for dental implants.  Your medical history and stable periodontal health are crucial.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth spaces.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more stable and comfortable.

Feel free to email us at info@richmondperio.net if you have questions or concerns about periodontal disease, periodontal treatment, or dental implants.

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