Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing or recently removed teeth. They can also help stabilize dental prosthetics, whether they are dentures, bridges, or crowns.
After speaking with Dr. Andersen and determining whether an implant is the right way to achieve your desired results, the implant is surgically placed into the jaw where a tooth normally resides. The implant then acts as an anchor for the crown or prosthesis, giving it the same strength and feeling that a natural tooth has.
Replacing a Single Tooth – If you are missing a single tooth, one implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
Replacing Several Teeth – If you are missing several teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
Replacing All of Your Teeth – If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
For patients without dental insurance, affordable dental implants are available as a participant in the Artisan Dental Health Plan.
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