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Dental Implants

What are the advantages of dental implants? The main advantage is preventing bone loss. Tooth roots protect the jaw bone. Therefore when the teeth are missing the bone is without protection and bone will start to break down around the site of the missing tooth. Over a period of time the overall shape of the jaw will change and have a sunken in appearance. Feel free to contact us if you have addition questions about dental implants. If you just lose one tooth, then the change will obviously not be that drastic. However the loss of several teeth can have a significant effect on how the jaw bone appears, thus changing the shape of the face. Dental implants reduce the loss of jaw bone as they serve as a substitute for the original root and the false tooth serves as a substitute for the original tooth, allowing the patient to chew as normal.

Other advantages include: restored chewing ability, easy cleansibility and the appearance of the patient’s real tooth emerging from the gums .  They don’t need any kind of special cleaning implements, pastes or gels.  Implants only require regular brushing and flossing and 6 month check ups with the hygienist and dentist.   Saving time and money, they are overall more hygienic. If you go to a professional who knows exactly what they are doing, dental implants should look like the real thing; therefore eliminating the self-consciousness people develop once they lose a natural tooth.

How long do Dental Implants last?  Dental implants can last as long as you follow your doctor’s directions and maintain proper oral care. If you look after them well then they could last as long as a natural tooth could last. However the general guideline for is a 30 year life.

Patients interested in having a dental implant procedure should have healthy gums and a strong enough jawbone to support the implant. If you are interested in having a dental implant procedure, and want to know what Kubek Family Dentistry can do for you, please contact us or call our office at (502) 587-6131 for more information or to schedule an appointment with us.

Contact us at (502) 587-6131 ‎| Fax (502) 584-8600 ‎| Email kubekfamilydentistry@gmail.com

1018 S. 4th St., Ste. 200, Ollie Green Building, Louisville, KY 40203