An Implant Is A Plausible Choice

A dental implant has become a very popular option for the replacement of one or more lost teeth. One of the reasons is that an implant is nearer to the real thing than any of the other alternatives. An implant takes the place at the root of the lost tooth and is surgically placed so that it becomes a permanent part of the jawbone. The next step will be to top the implant off with a lifelike crown. Once the process is complete you will be able to chew, talk and smile with the same ease and self confidence that you felt with your natural tooth. The expected lifespan of a fixed dental bridge is ten years tops, but an implant is meant to last a lifetime. It may need adjustment from time to time but it will never have to be replaced. You may have heard that people who have suffered bone deterioration are no longer candidates for a dental implant. Every individual case is different but in most instances the bone structure can be built up so that it will be able to support an implant. The time frame for the completion of a dental implant varies according to the preparation measures that may be necessary and the patient’s capacity to heal. After his initial evaluation your dentist will be able to give you a pretty good estimate. Dr. Sigmon of Compass Dental in Hickory, NC can help restore your smile. Call 828-358-2555 for your consultation.

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