Losing a tooth (or teeth) can be a shattering experience — emotionally and professionally. Years ago, patients with missing teeth have no other option but to employ removable dentures or a fixed bridge. However, these alternatives often bring with them a number of other problems, and usually need to be replaced every seven to 15 years.
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Today, dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like your natural teeth. Patients who have lost teeth regain the ability to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile with confidence. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Why Choose an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs) are trained in assessing their patient's unique needs and working out an appropriate treatment plan. Whether they are replacing a single tooth or a mouthful of teeth, OMSs can perform dental implant surgery comfortably in a single visit. They are the only dental specialists trained to obtain and place bone grafts in areas where little or no bone exists. Bone grafts are also used to treat bone loss resulting from traumatic injuries, tumor surgery or congenital defects.
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