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How Do You Know If You Need Dental Implants?

If you’re missing a tooth or number of teeth, it can take a toll on your looks and overall quality of life. Whether you’ve suffered tooth loss due to periodontal disease, injury or another reason, it’s reassuring to know dental implants can look and function just like your own natural teeth.

So what exactly are dental implants—and how do you know if you need them? Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in your jaw to anchor prosthetic teeth—crowns, bridges or dentures—that top the posts. If you’re missing one, several or even all of your natural teeth, dental implants can be an ideal tooth replacement option. Here’s how:

If you’d like to learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you, give our office a call and schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.