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Dental Implant

Whether you’re missing just one of your natural teeth or all of them, dental implants are a great way to replace what’s missing. These restorations are inserted directly into the bone of the jaw, which means that they can replace both the top portion of the tooth as well as the roots. Implants have become the go-to choice for many patients who are wanting a long-term solution to their smile problems. Implants don’t require that surrounding teeth be compromised or that you wear a removable dental device.

All About Implants

The majority of implants are made out of titanium, which makes them an incredibly strong and resilient option for replacing teeth. The titanium post is inserted deep into the jaw bone, where it is given several months to osseointegrate with the bone. This simply means that the implant itself will fuse with the bone and become one solid piece. This prevents it from moving, shifting or falling out. Osseointegration can take anywhere from about three months to a year depending on how quickly your body responds.

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What Are Implants

How Long Do They Last?

One of the major factors for considering implants rather than some other options is because of how long they last. It’s not uncommon for patients to have implants that last for more than four decades. Because the implant itself is embedded deep into the bone of the jaw, it’s able to act as any other tooth would. Rarely will implants show signs of wear or damage over time. You can think of your dental implants as a permanent restoration that requires no special attention or care.

Maintaining Your New Implants

Certain factors can affect the lifespan of your new dental implants. For example, if you suffer from bone loss, the implant may become loose. For this reason, coming into the office for routine dental checkups is important so that we can check on the health of the implant and how well it is doing. If there is a problem with the implant, early treatment can help to save it without the need for removal and replacement. Your new implant will be a wonderful addition to your smile and can help you to feel confident in the way that you look.

If you’re ready to come into the office for new dental implants, call us today and our staff members will be happy to assist you.

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What Age Should a Child go to the Dentist?

We all know how important it is to visit the dentist regularly to keep up with cleanings and exams. Unfortunately, children are often the most susceptible to tooth decay because of poor oral hygiene and eating habits. While this is a fact, many parents forgo or forget to bring their children into the office. They may assume that because their child isn’t complaining about their teeth, there isn’t a problem that needs to be handled.

The Importance of Pediatric Care

Routine pediatric dental care is critical when it comes to the care and health of your child’s smile. Regular cleanings and exams can help to prevent tooth decay from occurring and spot it early on when treatment is less invasive. Regardless of how old your child currently is, it’s never too late to get them in for an appointment. Likewise, by bringing your child into the office more often, they will show less fear and anxiety over the dentist and will need less work done because of the health of their teeth.

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At What Age Should a Child Start Seeing a Dentist?

Ideally, infants should be coming in for their first appointment as soon as their first teeth begin to come in. This allows us to monitor growth and development as well as to check for signs of decay. However, it’s not uncommon for most parents to wait until their child’s second birthday to bring them in for the first time. The sooner that you bring your child in for a checkup, the better off their smile will be. Our goal is to not only provide them with preventative care, but to help in ensuring that their teeth are developing properly.

Routine Preventative Care

Routine preventative care includes exams, cleanings and other procedures that can protect your child’s teeth. These appointments should be done every six months to keep up with the health of your child’s smile and to spot problems early on before they are allowed to get worse. Some pediatric procedures can further help to protect their smile, such as sealants and fluoride treatments. We can even help in determining if your child or teen needs orthodontic treatment in order to correct the alignment of their teeth.

If you would like to make an appointment for your child to visit our office, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.

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