Dental implants are strong, durable artificial tooth replacements that are used to counter tooth loss. Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective, durable and natural looking as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.
People who have lost teeth might feel too self-conscious to smile or talk. Additionally, biting irregularities caused by tooth loss can have a negative effect on eating habits and this can lead to other health problems.
At Dr. Lisa Lindstrom Dentistry, we use implants in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, we can use a single implant to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth or more than one implant to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth. We can even use implants with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation.