Posts for: September, 2017

By Advanced Dentistry of Rhode Island
September 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

As much as you might want to just sweep your tooth loss under the rug, if you care about your oral health and want to protect your smile dental implantsfrom more damage then it’s important that you turn to our East Providence, RI, family dentist Dr. Ryan Lee right away. While you could choose from dentures or a dental bridge, why not get the next best thing to a real tooth?

What are dental implants?

These small metal posts are pretty amazing. Not only do they replace missing tooth roots but they are also the most durable tooth replacement you can find. After all, no other artificial tooth is designed to be as sturdy and resilient. In fact, with the proper care implants can last several decades, which means that you could potentially have the same replacement tooth for the rest of your life.

What are the benefits of choosing dental implants?

Implants offer an array of other benefits that other tooth replacement options just can’t such as:

  • A restoration that functions just like a real tooth
  • A restoration that naturally fuses together with the jawbone to prevent bone loss
  • Preserving the original facial structure and preventing premature wrinkles
  • Preventing the rest of your teeth from shifting around
  • Restoring chewing and speaking
  • Improving your bite and alignment

Who should consider dental implants?

If you are a healthy adult who is missing one or more permanent teeth then dental implants may be right for you. Of course, dental implants aren’t for everyone. First and foremost, our East Providence, RI, general dentists will need to make sure that you are a good candidate for implants. This includes making sure that you maintain good oral hygiene and that you are free of decay or gum disease, and have sufficient jawbone density to support the implant.

Whether you have questions about getting dental implants in East Providence, RI, or you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for this restorative treatment, it’s time to call Advanced Dentistry of Rhode Island today to schedule your dental implant consultation.

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