A healthy smile plays an important role in your appearance, confidence, and health. If you have missing teeth, it’s crucial to replace them promptly to restore the benefits of a complete smile. Missing teeth can cause problems with chewing, may make you look older, and can cause existing teeth to drift out of position. Whether you need to replace one tooth or many, Dr. J. Brent Copeland offers a long-lasting solution that looks and feels completely natural. With dental implants, you can reclaim your smile and change your life.
What are dental implants?
They’re a tooth replacement solution that’s been called “nature’s rival.” That’s because an implant replaces the entire structure of a tooth. Other replacement tooth alternatives replace the crown of the tooth, which is the part that shows above the gumline. Implants renew both the crown and the root for complete restoration.
A tiny, titanium post is placed in the jawbone where a tooth once existed. This process starts what’s called osseointegration, in which bone and post fuse to form a sturdy foundation for one or more replacement teeth. Dr. Copeland restores dental implants for patients who need a single tooth replaced, a few teeth replaced, or an entire row of teeth replaced.
What are my options?
Your customized solution will be based on your individual needs and preferences, as well as the number of teeth that you need replaced. Dr. Copeland can create a single implant crown to replace an individual missing tooth, or he can create multiple missing teeth in the form or an implant-retained bridge or denture.
What are the benefits of choosing dental implants?
Implants give you the opportunity to maintain a complete smile for a lifetime. They stop the jawbone atrophy that occurs when teeth are missing, and they renew the ability to comfortably chew and fully taste food. Dental implants can deliver a worry-free smile that renews your appearance and your confidence.