Among adults from 35 to 44-years-old, 69 percent have lost at least one permanent tooth. There are many options to replace that missing tooth or multiple teeth, but the prosthetic that most closely mimics nature’s design is the dental implant. Dental implants are a substitute tooth root. The implant is placed directly into the jawbone where it forms an anchor. Once the implant integrates within the bone, the implant is restored, giving it the look and feel of a real tooth. With the highest success rate of all tooth replacement options, implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
We restore implants at Blue Dog Family Dentistry. We can fabricate single implant crowns or bridges, but there is a very good option for patients without teeth. For those looking for options other than a traditional denture, a locator denture can be made that snaps on and off the implants and has a much better grip than a traditional denture. We also do Hybrid Dentures, also known as Diem dentures. They are high quality dentures that can only be removed by the dentist. Call us for a consult to discuss your options!