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When your tooth just cannot be saved, you’ll want to replace the damaged tooth with a new prosthetic one. But first, you must have something to serve as a foundation for your new tooth, and that is provided in the form of a dental implant.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over 3 million Americans benefit from dental implants, and the number only continues to grow with each day. The procedure involves a simple, in-office surgery, where a titanium post is placed into the jawbone. Dr. Murchie and his team are highly trained, with advanced education specifically in the dental implant procedure. Rest assured, you will be cared for by a professional and compassionate team.
A dental implant mimics a healthy tooth root and is strong enough to support any number of restorative procedures, like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Once the implant is secured within the bone, a connecting piece known as an abutment fastens the implant to your new crown. Over time, your implant naturally fuses with the existing bone, becoming a part of your actual bone.
A dental implant is a preferred method for tooth replacement because Dr. Murchie can address the needs of a single tooth without impacting any of the surrounding teeth in your mouth. With the ability to limit the procedure to a single tooth, your other teeth remain intact, reducing the need for any additional dental work or expense.
There are other benefits you receive from dental implants, too:
- Better speech, especially when compared to other solutions, like dentures, which often slip and move
- Improved eating and drinking, with none of the embarrassing slips that come with dentures.
- Unsurpassed comfort, because they become a part of your natural bone
- A dental implant allows for brand-new pearly whites that are custom-designed to your exact preferences
We utilize state-of-the-art technology, to include digital imaging that provides our team with a clear portrait of all that lay beneath the surface, out of view. This enables us to pinpoint the precise location for the implant application.
Although implants are one of the most intensive restorative procedures, they do deliver some of the best results, because the implant becomes a part of your natural bone. An implant, when affixed properly, will give new life to your entire tooth.
Dental implants are a safe and proven method for addressing tooth loss, especially when you can benefit from Dr. Murchie’s extensive experience and expertise!
Are you thinking about dental implants? Call us for an appointment!