To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
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Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved so they can smile with confidence.
When teeth have been lost, or when your teeth cannot or should not be saved, dental implants can be a permanent replacement option. Implants are replacements for tooth roots that are fabricated from an inert, pure titanium that your body looks at as its own. They are placed into the jaw to act as supports for new teeth and can also be used to support or stabilize dentures.
The idea of implants has been around for over a thousand years, having, at best, mediocre success in the mid 1900's. However, todays generation of dental implants have the benefit of being highly predictable, comfortable, cosmetic and successful long term.
The standard of care has changed dramatically over the last 15 years with implants now being considered conventional for permanent tooth replacement, outpacing treatment alternatives such as bridges or dentures.
Our office places dental implants which are FDA approved and have a proven track record of success. We have relationships with several of the worlds leading implant manufacturers, and we value our relationships with them.
Dr. Gouldin places hundreds of dental implants every year, and he has placed thousands of these devices since placing his first dental implant in 1993.