Dental Implants

Lifelong Support for Your New Smile

Even severe dental issues can be corrected with the right customized dental treatment. That includes tooth loss, thanks to the help of advanced, lifelike dental bridges and dentures. However, there are many different issues that arise from tooth loss, and while traditional prostheses can address most of them, they need the help of dental implants to successfully address the others. For example, losing your teeth roots can affect the long-term health, integrity, and shape of your jawbone. If not addressed with one or more dental implants, then this loss can lead to a weaker jawbone and the constant need to adjust or replace your prosthesis to account for it.

What Makes Dental Implants Different

Traditional bridges and dentures don’t come equipped with replacements for your lost teeth roots, so they rely on supportive measures such as adhesives and abutment teeth. By contrast, dental implant posts can be inserted into your jawbone and then utilized to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture of any size. Unlike adhesives and abutment teeth, implant posts ensure that your bridge or denture never slips or shifts uncomfortably. The posts also stimulate your jawbone whenever you bite and chew with your prosthesis, which helps maintain a steady flow of nutrients to the bone and your natural teeth roots.

Secure Your Smile’s Future with Dental Implants

Dental implants not only secure your bridge or denture, but also help secure a better, healthier future for the rest of your smile. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565. We also proudly serve patients from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, and all surrounding communities.

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