Studies show that almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 45 are missing at least one tooth. Tooth decay, physical trauma, or gum disease can all lead to permanent tooth failure. The good news is that we offer a realistic and long-lasting solution at Island City Dentistry: dental implant restorations.

What are Dental Implants?

Traditional dentures may be the right choice for some patients, but for patients eligible for implants, implant dentistry can provide added benefits. Dental implants increase the safety, security, and comfort of dentures or other dental restorations. Because implants take the place of the tooth root, they provide needed stimulation for your jawbone and can keep the bone healthier than if the root wasn’t replaced.

If your jaw and gums are healthy but you are missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. These replacement roots are surgically implanted into the jawbone and are restored with dentures, bridges, or crowns.

How Can I Prepare for Dental Implants?

Dr. Van Horn would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your ideal plan for tooth replacement. She will work closely with your oral surgeon to guarantee you achieve satisfactory results. There are dental sedation methods and local anesthetic options that will make your procedure perfectly comfortable.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Why choose dental implants over standard bridges or dentures? Dental implants are:

Stable | They secure your restorations to your jaw so that they never shift or fall out. You can chew your favorite foods and socialize with your family and friends without worrying about the state of your smile.
Natural | Replacement teeth which are implanted appear far more natural than other artificial teeth. Restorations with dental implants are fixed into the mouth and have the same shape and size of your natural teeth.
Strong | Dental implants will restore total bite force so that you can dig into your favorite foods again. Dental implants can last for years, or even a lifetime when properly cared for.
Protective | Dental implants will stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone and tooth loss. This will guard the individual against wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and other consequences of bone deterioration.
Successful | The dental implants success rate is around 95%. We will connect you with a skilled oral surgeon who you can trust.

You deserve to laugh, eat, and speak with total confidence. To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule your consultation with Dr. Van Horn today.