Today there is another option for patients who are missing permanent teeth. Rather than resting on the gumline like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that are placed in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called "osseointegration," dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have "false teeth", and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.
After more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed in the United States continue to still function at peak performance. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime!
Whether you are a young, middle-aged or older adult; whether you need to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth, there is a dental implant solution for you.
Dr. Phipps DDS,MICOI
Master, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Member ADA, CDA and SDDS
Call our office and tell the receptionist you would like a Free Implant Consultation with Dr. Phipps. Find out the right solution for you today! 530-885-0697