Dental Implants

Comprehensive Dental Implants

Losing teeth may or may not seem like a big problem, but for the rest of your oral health, it can present a host of subsequent issues that can threaten more than just your smile. Most notably, the loss of your teeth’s roots can cause your jawbone to grow weak due to a lack of nutrients and stimulation. As a result, your jawbone can grow too weak to support the rest of your teeth, leading to further tooth loss. By replacing your lost teeth roots with one or more dental implants, you can prevent the continuing effects of tooth loss as well as replace your lost teeth with the most comprehensive and lifelike prosthetic option.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants describe small, root-like posts that are implanted into your jawbone. Each post is designed to withstand a maximum amount of bite pressure, and can be utilized to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture to replace any number of lost teeth. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are designed for your jawbone to fuse to their surfaces as it heals. Once they’re secure, Dr. Burds can attach your custom prosthesis to the posts, creating a dental prosthesis with unmatched stability and comfort. Implant posts also reestablish the activity that helps keep your jawbone stimulated and nourished long after you’ve experienced tooth loss.

Ask Dr. Burds if You Qualify for Dental Implants

If you’ve lost one, several, or all of your teeth, then speak with Dr. Burds to see if you qualify for tooth replacement with dental implants. To learn more, schedule a consultation 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.