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Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry
Davis W. Morgan, DDS

More About Dental Implants

Are missing teeth causing you to miss out on life? 

Missing teeth and loose dentures make too many people sit on the sidelines and let life pass them by.  Today's modern dental treatment can replace everything from a single missing tooth to a completely missing arch.  

A dental implant is actually a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone.  One impant can replace a single missing tooth, or a few implants can be placed to serve as anchors for a denture that will fasten securely onto them.  Whatever your need, the teeth will be beautiful and will function like your own!

 

Stop the bone loss that can lead to premature aging.

Losing one or more of your teeth starts a chain of events that can have dire physical and cosmetic consequences.  The most obvious result is a gap in your smile. Less obvious is the loss of chewing function and the inability to eat a complete diet that can result from tooth loss. While these are certainly serious issues, a potentially bigger problem lies hidden beneath the surface: bone loss.

Your jawbone needs the chewing action of the teeth to stimulate it and keep it strong.  Otherwise it will begin to disappear (atrophy) in the same manner that the unused muscles beneath a cast supporting a broken bone get smaller. Without the support of your teeth and facial bones, your face will begin to look prematurely aged. The good news is that tooth replacement with dental implants offers a solution to help prevent bone loss.

 
Facial Appearance with
healthy teeth and bone

 
Appearance after tooth
loss
 
Appearance after tooth
and boneloss

Dental implants let you eat the foods you love.
Dental Implants are the only proven way to prevent bone loss after the loss of natural teeth.
Research shows that implant-supported prostheses increase patient comfort.
70% of the U.S. population is missing at least one tooth.
Many social functions involve food and eating.