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All About Dental Implants

Q: I am a new denture wearer and have found it to be a daily struggle. My dentist has suggested dental implants, but I am wary. Could dental implants really improve my situation?


Dr. Eric Valle

Dr. Eric Valle

Implants are quickly becoming the treatment of choice for many patients. Research indicates that the public is becoming more aware of the benefits of dental implants. All too often, extractions are performed, dentures are placed, & the patient goes home without a thought about the jawbone underneath the newly extracted teeth. Many patients are unaware that bone loss in their jaw will always follow the loss of a tooth. Over time, bone loss can cause changes in a patient’s facial appearance, speech & diet. Before dental implants, there were no viable solutions available for people who lost all their teeth & wanted lower denture stability. Today, it is possible to replace complete dentition with dental implants & fixed bridges that result in a long-term, stable & highly esthetic solution. Implants anchor natural-looking artificial teeth & keep bone structure intact. Dental implants can restore normal eating and speaking abilities, increase denture retention, & enhance facial appearance. With today’s advances in implant technology, most patients can be treated with implants. Patients who were unable to enjoy the benefits of implants ten years ago are most likely candidates for implant dentistry today. Call your dentist to set up a comprehensive exam or call our office for a complimentary 15 minute implant consultation. Now, is the time; here is the place.


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