Dental Implants

Highly Lifelike Dental Implants

When it comes to restoring or replacing teeth, the best solutions are those that most closely mimic your healthy, natural tooth structure. With dental implants, a replacement crown, bridge, or denture can replace the visible parts of your lost teeth as well as the roots that once supported them. Dental implants are root replacements made of biocompatible titanium, and are inserted into your jawbone to support a lifelike replacement crown, bridge, or denture (depending on how many teeth you’ve lost). If you qualify, dental implants can offer the most comprehensive benefits for reconstructing your healthy, beautiful, and youthful-looking smile!

Dental Implants Prevent Future Tooth Loss

Your healthy, natural teeth serve many functions beyond making your smile bright and beautiful. For instance, the roots of your teeth, which are secured within sockets in your jawbone, offer vital stimulation when you bite and chew. This stimulation provides your jawbone with enough nutrients to support all of your teeth.

When you lose a tooth and its root, this stimulation decreases, and your body responds by sending fewer nutrients to your jawbone. Over time, this decrease can lead to jawbone erosion, which correspondingly effects your facial appearance, and increases the risk of further tooth loss. Replacing your lost roots with one or more dental implants can reestablish vital stimulation, preserving your jawbone’s strength and reducing your risks of future tooth loss. Dr. Lawson has experience addressing tooth loss with implant technology and completed the Straumann Mini Implant Residency to learn more about treating challenging cases of tooth loss.

Even after tooth loss, you can still enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile with dental implants! To find out if you qualify, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawson by calling our dental office in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.

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