Implant Dentistry Provides Optimal Tooth Replacement

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If you have missing teeth, then you may benefit from a new smile with implant dentistry. These new teeth not only look great, but could last a lifetime! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will explain how we support a new smile with dental implants, and the benefits these offer for your facial structure.

The Implant Roots

The implant posts will act as your new roots. These posts are created from biocompatible titanium, and the body will accept them as natural bone structure. When inserted into the jawbone, they bond with the structure through a process known as osseointegration. Our team will plan and guide the placement process with advanced digital technology, ensuring your posts avoids nerve tissues and sinus cavities, and also that they can stimulate the growth of jawbone structure and support a tooth restoration or crown.

Attaching a Crown or Prosthetic

Once the area has healed, or sometimes in the same visit, we will attach the crown or the prosthetic to the posts with abutments. For a single tooth option, we use a custom-made dental crown, as this can absorb daily bite forces and offer a lifelike appearance. The bridges or dentures we attach will also be custom-made to ensure a proper fit and a balanced bite. We want you to feel proud to smile, and to regain your ability to speak clearly and eat your favorite foods again.

Benefits for Your Smile

When we lose teeth, the body suspends the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone tissue around the lost root. The jawbone breaks down, the loss of mass and density causing further tooth loss and eventually, an older appearance. However, dental implants cause the flow of nutrients to resume, which prevents any loss of mass and density in the jawbone. You new teeth then have the potential to last for decades to come, possible even a lifetime with proper care and attention! Whether you need a single tooth replaced, or to secure a ridge, partial, or full dentures, this option provides one that looks natural, stays secure and never slips, and helps you smile with confidence once again.

If you have any questions about the benefits of implant dentistry, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to address your missing teeth, then please contact our team today.


We’re ready to help you start your path toward a complete smile once again, providing an alternative to crown-secured bridges and removable dentures that improves the health, function, and beauty of your smile. To find out more about how we support a new smile with advanced technology and lifelike materials, then please contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.