If you have one or more missing teeth and are looking for a permanent solution to restoring your smile, dental implants near you may be the answer.

When supporting a dental crown, dental implants look and function like natural teeth. They are tiny titanium posts that are surgically inserted directly into the jaw bone. After a period of time, they fuse with your bone and act as a tooth root, supporting a crown that is later placed on top. Not only do dental implants restore appearances and function to a smile, but they can also improve your speaking and eating abilities. Because they fill in a gap in the teeth, implants can give patients a more youthful appearance.

Benefits of implant dentistry

  • Function, look, and feel like natural teeth
  • Improved oral hygiene
  • Improved speech and eating
  • No risk of implants coming loose, unlike dentures or bridges
  • Decreased bone loss

Failing to replace a missing tooth or teeth can have effects other than with appearances. Leaving the gap untreated can allow the remaining teeth to move around and change position. This could eventually result in a change in the bite, hindering the ability to eat or speak properly. It could also affect facial structure.

Dental implants are also a good solution for teeth that have not yet been lost but are too decayed or damaged to be repaired with a dental crown or other solution. For these situations, the tooth will have to be extracted before a dental implant can be placed.

To provide the best results, our implants dentist utilizes an advanced 3D x-ray system and computer-fabrication system at our dental office. This technology helps us to create the most accurate placement of the dental implants, ensuring that they are safe and durable. Once the implants have completely integrated with the bone and the crowns are placed over them, you will be able to eat whatever you like. Your smile will be completely restored and, with proper care, will last a lifetime.

If you are considering dental implants, or have any other issues, give us a call at Olive & Palm Dental and book an appointment today.



DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry)

Dr. Thaer Al Azzawi graduated from MSA University in 2010 and practiced dentistry overseas for several years before immigrating to the United States. He then graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine with Awards for Excellence in 2015 with awards for excellence. His professional affiliations include the ADA, TDA and GHDS.

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