Dental Implants

Dental Implants from Harper Dental Care

By: Harper Dental Care  06/05/2015
Keywords: Dental Implants, Porcelain Crowns, Root Canal Therapy

The replacement of missing teeth is important for restoring both dental health and quality of life. Patients who have lost teeth are at risk of developing more complex dental issues down the road as a result of subsequent bone loss and shifting of remaining teeth. In addition, many are faced with diminished speech capability and dietary restrictions. In addition to dentures and partials, Poquoson dentist Dr. William Harper offers patients the option of dental implants for the most life like replacement for missing teeth. Because dental implants replace the actual tooth root, they can support a prosthetic tooth that will look and function just like a natural tooth, allowing you to speak, chew and smile with confidence. Dr. Harper is one of the most highly trained and well qualified dentists in the Hampton Roads area for dental implant procedures. He provides coordinated treatment with specialists for the expert restoration of dental implants. There are three components of a dental implant. First is the dental implant itself, which is a replacement tooth root, commonly made of titanium. Next is an abutment, which attaches to the implant and is used to secure the prosthetic tooth or teeth. Lastly is the dental implant restoration. For a single tooth, this is a dental crown. In the case of multiple missing teeth, the dentist may use a denture or partial denture. All three of these restorations replace missing teeth, however a dental implant is the only one that replaces the actual root structure of a tooth. This means that the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) is permanently fixed in the mouth and does not require any support from neighboring teeth or use of adhesives. For denture patients, dental implants can minimize speech impediments often associated with loose or ill-fitting dentures. The dental implants will also allow you to eat more foods and chew much more efficiently so you can live your life without concern over what foods you can and cannot eat.

Keywords: Canal Therapy, Chipped Teeth, Clean Teeth, Decaying Teeth, Dental Bridge, Dental Crown, Dental Exams, Dental Exams & Cleanings, Dental Implants, Dental X-rays, Dentures & Partial Dentures, Digital X Rays, Digital X-rays, Fluoride Treatment, Inlay Restorations, Orthodontic Treatment Braces, Partial Dentures, Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain Crowns Caps, Porcelain Fixed Bridges, Porcelain Inlays, Porcelain Onlays, Receding Gum, Restorative Dental Work, Root Canal Therapy

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