Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing
missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other
teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but missing teeth
can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems.
Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem
caused by one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or
missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for
treating missing teeth for more than 25 years and is recognized as an effective
treatment choice. Treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework and resin
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor
for a replacement tooth or “crown” or a set of replacement teeth.
Am I a candidate for a dental implant?
Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone
missing one or more or even all of their teeth due to injury, disease or decay.
They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures.
Dr. Moretta will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful
evaluation of your dental and medical history.
Are there different kinds of implants?
There are many shapes, sizes and brands of implants available. Dr. Moretta will
know which implant is the right one for you.
Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the
implant. If you
do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone
deficiency. Dr. Moretta will assess this and advise you if additional bone material
Will this take a long time?
Treatment time can vary greatly depending on your needs. Each situation needs a
separate evaluation; Dr. Moretta will be able to give you an approximate timetable.
Whom should I consult for my implant treatment?
Our office is your first resource for this service. The key is the extra training,
experience and credentials that Dr. Moretta and his staff have acquired. Please
call the office if there are any further questions you may have or to schedule a
Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss, thanks to the many advances in dentistry;
Dental Implants have become
one of the best options to replace missing teeth. Read complete dental Implants article.
Dental implants are artificial replacements to compensate for tooth loss. Many people are self conscious if they have lost teeth due to injury or disease.
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