Missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile, the strength of your bite, and your self-confidence.
Fortunately, dental implants can restore missing teeth from the root to the crown, renewing patients' smiles.
Our dentists at Jensen Elledge Dental in Santa Fe, NM, regularly transform smiles with dental implants. Could implants be right for you?
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Durability and Longevity
Once dental implants are in place, they are remarkably durable. You will be able to eat all of your favorite foods with worrying about prosthetics slipping out of place. Furthermore, with proper care, the implant can last for more than 40 years.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to atrophy. This can not only lead to an aged, sunken appearance, but can dramatically weaken your bite, as well. Dental implants fuse directly with the jawbone, so the jaw receives necessary stimulation to retain its strength.
Implants provide superior support to restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. When restorations are not anchored to an implant, they can slide around and appear fake. Restorations attached to dental implants, however, are secure and near-perfectly resemble the appearance and function of natural teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium rods that serve as prosthetic tooth roots to support restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implants fuse with the jawbone over time, so they provide support that is just as secure as natural tooth roots.
Implants are surgically inserted into the gums by a dentist or oral surgeon. Because it takes some time for the titanium to fuse with the jawbone, the entire treatment process usually lasts around six months. Once the implant is securely rooted and a high-quality restoration is attached, you can live the rest of your life with a healthy-looking and fully functioning smile.
Implant Dentistry in Santa Fe Schedule a Consultation Today!
At Jensen Elledge Dental in Santa Fe, NM, we restore the smiles of patients from Santa Fe, Española, and all of Santa Fe county with dental implants. Our dentists have over a decade of dentistry experience, and every member of our team takes great joy in helping our patients love their smiles.
If you are living with missing teeth, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our high-tech Santa Fe office today. We are always accepting new patients, we offer payment plans and regular promotions, and we accept most major dental insurances plans.
In addition to regular dental implants, we also offer mini dental implants to qualifying patients. To schedule a consultation and learn more about whether dental implants can help you, fill out our online form or call:
Treatment Timeline: The Dental Implant Process
The Dental Implant Process
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