By Wayne Cook, D.D.S
December 17, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Losing teeth is a stressful experience for anyone. Many people wonder if their smile will ever be the same again, and fear that their dental health is only headed downhill from there. For anyone who's lost teeth, there's good news for you: dental implants can be the solution to these worries.Dental Implants

Dental implants are small metal posts that are used to replace a missing tooth's roots. They’re placed right into the jaw bone, then covered with replacement teeth such as dentures, bridges, or crowns. Not just a cosmetic treatment, professional dental implants protect the health of your bones and jaw better than any other tooth replacement.

How Implants Improve Your Dental Health

With implants, you can enjoy the same appearance and function of strong, healthy teeth once again. Proven to be durable and long-lasting, your implants should last you several decades or more--likely even a lifetime.

Dental implants help:

Protect bone health: The roots of your natural teeth stimulate bone production in your jaw. After losing teeth, the bone in these areas begins to deteriorate within the first year. Replacing the tooth roots with dental implants signals your body to maintain the bone tissue, preventing bone loss and the collapse of the facial structure.

Stabilize your new teeth: Dentures and bridges become more stable when placed over dental implants. This means that your mouth will feel more comfortable every day--and you can eat, talk, and smile without worrying that your teeth will slip out of place.

Maintain the health of remaining teeth: When you’re missing teeth, the forces of chewing and biting put extra pressure on your natural teeth. Other teeth may also begin to shift into the open space, altering the alignment of your bite. These effects can result in jaw pain and additional risk of decay. Implants not only restore the look of your smile but also protect the rest of your teeth to reduce your risk of further problems.

Marion Dental Implants

Ready to replace your missing teeth with the best treatment available? Wayne Cook, D.D.S. provides dental implants in Marion, AR to help give you a confident and healthy smile once again. To find out if dental implants are the right treatment for you, schedule your appointment with Dr. Cook or call 870-739-8799 today.


Marion, AR Family Dentist
Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
303 Bancario Rd.Suite 7
Marion, AR 72364
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