Dental Implants Fill the Gap

Do you have a gap in your smile because of a missing tooth? Dental implants can fill that gap. Two international  studies have just been published that demonstrate the excellent clinical performance of dental implants. Together these studies looked at more than one thousand implants in Europe, the US and Australia. The studies reported implant survival rates of 98% and practically no bone loss around the implants. Great news for patients and dentists!dental implant

Dental implants have been around for many years now and are one of the best ways we have to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace just one tooth, replace several teeth or can be used to anchor complete sets of dentures.

The beauty of using a dental implant to replace a tooth  is that a dental implant acts and feels more like a natural tooth. When placing a dental bridge the teeth that are used to “anchor” the bridge must be prepared – this may mean altering a perfectly healthy tooth just to anchor the bridge leaving it open to future decay or damage. A dental implant is placed into the bone of the jaw during a simple surgical procedure and serves as an artificial tooth root so no other teeth are touched during the restoration. A special implant crown completes the procedure leaving a natural looking and feeling replacement for the missing tooth.

Find out how dental implants can change your smile by contacting Rothfus Family Dental in Medford, OR today at 541-858-7994 to schedule your consultation.