Dr. Larsen explains the value of dental implants
Have you heard about dental implants? They are great! They are an amazing dental procedure that replaces missing teeth, and they are an awesome option for a number of reasons. First, they help you eat and chew just like normal, because the way they are placed makes them very much like actual teeth. But even though they act like natural teeth, they are made of a strong, safe substance that does not decay, which is the second big benefit. Third, dental implants look natural like a normal tooth.
We feel great recommending dental implants to patients because they are strong, sturdy and dependable. The procedure is quick and relatively painless (less painful than a root canal). Implants are the standard of care for replacing a missing tooth.
As a general dentist, I love placing dental implants. It is the best way to replace a missing tooth. An implant and a crown cannot get decay around them. Because they do not decay, they usually last many years and potentially the rest of your life. Originally, dental implants were an expensive procedure performed mostly by oral surgeons. The dental implant procedure today is a routine procedure, and with a general dentist placing the implant it is more affordable.
Why Is It Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
When teeth are missing, the bone in that area dissolves. Usually this bone loss is irreversible. Implants keep the bone in that area from dissolving. The sooner an implant is placed the more the bone is preserved and the better the prognosis.
Sometimes when you replace a missing tooth, you are not able to eat the food you normally eat. With implants, you will be able to eat your favorite foods. If you are missing a tooth, come see me today to see if you are a candidate for a dental implant.
Dental Implant Special
For the Month of April, 2016:
Free implant consultation (including x-rays) and/or $200 off the dental implant, for no insurance and new patients only.