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Are you missing a tooth? How about multiple teeth? If you haven’t already, you may want to consider dental implants, as they are highly advanced forms of tooth replacement.

Dental implants are custom made to look just like your smile and function like natural teeth, giving your smile a healthier appearance and helping you eat and speak well. And with proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime.

Our oral surgeon places dental implants directly into your jawbone to create a permanent hold, which is why your jaw needs sufficient strength to support a dental implant. To determine whether your jaw is healthy or if preparatory treatment needs to be administered first, we will thoroughly examine the surrounding bone of the implant site. Though prolonged tooth loss will weaken the bone over time, dental implants keep your jaw healthy by maintaining its strength.

After the dental implant is in place, it forms a strong bond with the jawbone during osseointegration, where the titanium implant fuses with the jawbone.

To learn more about the process of receiving dental implants in Louisville, Kentucky, and whether they are right for you, call 502-587-7874 today and schedule a time to see one of our oral surgeons, Dr. Will Allen and Associates.