Youíve heard about them dozens of times, but have you ever actually seen dental implants?

If you havenít, perhaps the reason youíve never seen them is because you donít know youíre looking at them! Implants can blend in and seem like healthy, natural teeth. So letís get into it: What is a dental implant and why are implants important?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. An implant is small but extremely strong.

Implants can be used to replace broken or missing teeth and are matched to perfectly blend in with your natural smile.

Dental implants are important for a variety of reasons:

  1. Improved Appearance
    Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, and they actually fuse with your own bone over time to become permanent
  2. Improved Speech
    With dentures, it can become possible for the mouth piece to slip around inside the mouth causing slurred or mumbled speech. Dental implants allow you to speak without the anxiety and worry that teeth might slip.
  3. Improved Comfort
    Because dental implants become permanently attached, they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  4. Easier Eating
    (Thatís an obvious one.)
  5. Improved Self Esteem
    Dental implants can help you achieve the smile youíve always wanted and look and feel natural. They will give you a glowing smile and help you feel better about yourself!
  6. Improved Oral Health
    Probably the most important reason of all, dental implants help improve your oral health. Dental implants donít require the deconstruction of other teeth, such as a bridge would. More of your own natural teeth will be left intact. Individual implants allow more room for cleaning and flossing!


Generally, dental implants have a 98% success rate and with proper care they can last a lifetime.

To take the first step toward your new smile, call Advanced Dental Clinic at (601) 206-1112†or†email us.

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