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If you want to restore your missing, damaged, or decayed teeth, dental implants are a perfect option. Implants appear and function like your natural teeth and help you get long-lasting results. At our dental office in Des Moines, Iowa, we provide high quality and affordable dental implants that help you achieve a beautiful and confident smile.
Dental implants are designed to function like your natural teeth. Restoring your missing or damaged teeth with implants allow you to do your regular activities like eating, speaking, and smiling more clearly. Implants do not require preparing adjacent teeth for traditional bridgework, so it preserves bone and natural tooth issue.
Dental implants help you restore the structure of your jaw bone by reducing the load on the remaining teeth. They are an ideal choice for people who have one or more missing teeth or have decayed or broken teeth that cannot be repaired. They are bio-compatible and would not cause any problems to your oral health.
We have a team of dental surgeons, including Dr. Stephen Thies and Dr. Chirstopher Phelps, that has extensive experience in performing dental implants procedures with outstanding results. Our team is committed to providing high-level dental care and results that our patients desire. We use the latest techniques and surgical tools to perform the procedure and create customized dental implants for our patients.
Contact us today or visit our dental office in Des Moines, Iowa, to schedule an appointment to restore your confidence and smile.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots surgically positioned into your jawbone to hold the dentures or bridges in place. They are stable and would not cause damage to the surrounding teeth. They look like natural teeth and can be easily repaired if fractured or cracked.
Some of the significant benefits of dental implants are:
Implants look like your natural teeth.
You do not have to fear that your replacement teeth might slip or move.
Implants help you restore your smile and confidence and you will look at your best.
They eliminate the inconvenience of removable dentures when speaking, eating, and chewing.
They provide ultimate comfort to people and are more durable.
Dental implants provide stability to your replacement teeth by securely and comfortably holding the dentures, crowns, or bridges placed on them. Neighboring teeth are not required to be prepared or ground down to hold the new artificial teeth in position. You can schedule a consultation session with your dentist to determine your eligibility for implants, as healthy gums and adequate bone strength are required to receive and support the implants.
Here are the implant types you can choose from:
Endosteal Implants - These implants are directly set into the jawbone under the gum line. The original implant is connected to a post in the second surgery as soon as the surrounding gum tissue heals. Next, an artificial tooth is attached to the post individually or grouped on a bridge or denture.
Subperiosteal implants - These implants feature a metal frame that is positioned onto the jawbone under the gum tissue. The metal frame is fastened to the jawbone while the gum heals. Posts are attached to the frame, which protrudes through the gums. Then, artificial teeth are mounted to the posts.
The cost of the dental implants varies depending on the where implants would be placed inside the mouth, the number of implants required, materials used to make them, and individual needs.
Dental implants can endure a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. You should maintain and take care of your dental implants like your real teeth by having regular dental checkups, brushing and flossing daily, and cleaning them with an antibacterial solution.