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Dental Implants

 

For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But today, Dr. Krauspe is pleased to provide dental implants that can replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.

 

Dental implants are replacement roots and teeth that are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patientís smile. Implants provide a strong, durable foundation for fixed or removable partial or complete dentures, all made to match your natural teeth.

 

Advantages to dental implants include:

  • Improved appearance. 

    Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.

  • Improved speech.

    With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that your teeth might slip.

  • Improved comfort.

    Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating.

    Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.

  • Improved self-esteem.

    Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.

  • Improved oral health.

    Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.

  • Durability.

    Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.

  • Convenience.

    Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing your dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place.


Dental Implants

Step 1

Several teeth missing

 

Some people lose teeth in the back of the mouth. This is typically caused by gum infection (periodontitis) or by teeth cracking due to previous fillings.

Step 2

Dental implants installed
 

Between two and four dental implants are installed for a dental implant bridge. This solution does not affect your own teeth. The bridge will function for many years, regardless of the condition of your existing teeth.

             

Step 3

Abutments and bridge
 

Abutments are attached to the dental implants. The next step is to fit a bridge; the new set of teeth is placed on the abutments.

 

Step 4

Dental implant bridge in place
 

The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand the strong chewing forces that occur in the back of the mouth. It feels and functions like natural teeth.

             

 

Todayís techniques are better than ever! Dr. Krauspe invites you to come in for a consultation and learn what procedures may be a good match to give you a beautifully proportioned, stunning smile.

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