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Tooth decay, trauma, aging, and several diseases can all lead to tooth loss. Edentulism (the condition of being completely or partially without teeth) is more common than you might think, as it affects as many as 120 million people in the United States.  

If you are one of the millions suffering from tooth loss, dental implants offer the most effective permanent tooth replacement option. Learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile for years to come.

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What are Dental Implants?  

Dental implants are permanent anchors that allow to replace single, multiple or an entire arch of missing teeth in just a few visits. Although we use the term "dental implant” to refer to a false tooth, the implant itself is but one of the three main components used in the process. The three parts of a dental implant are:

  • Implant Post: This is the implant itself – a titanium or zirconium post that is placed into the jawbone. The post fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration, and once it is stable, the rest of the tooth restoration is put in place.
  • Implant Crown: The crown is the actual part that you will see and is custom made to your specific needs. Implant crowns are typically made from porcelain, ceramic or zirconia materials. Each crown we place is custom-designed to match your smile’s shape and color, as well as accentuate your facial features.
  • Abutment: The abutment is a linking piece that attaches the implant crown to the implant post.  This zirconia abutment, along with the implant crown, are custom made to your specific missing tooth needs.  

A Metal-Free Approach to Dental Implants  

At Dental Healings Arts in Jupiter, we are committed to a biological and holistic approach to dentistry by using biocompatible zirconia implants (also known as ceramic implants). This means that our patients have metal-free options to replace single or multiple missing teeth.  

Instead of the traditional titanium used by most implant dentists, our Board Certified in Implant Surgery Periodontist offers Zirconia or ceramic dental implants. Learn more about metal-free implants here and find out if you are a good candidate for biocompatible non-metal implants.  

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

So long as you maintain good oral hygiene and a healthy life style, are not afflicted with any serious diseases and avoid traumatic accidents, dental implants can last a lifetime.  As with all restorative or cosmetic procedures, regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups are necessary to avoid failure.  

Do You Want to Learn More About Dental Implants in Jupiter, Florida?  

Our highly trained and accomplished team at Dental Healing Arts in Jupiter offers a wide range of implant-based treatment options. Whether you are looking to replace a single tooth or need more comprehensive implant-based restorations, we have a solution for you. Give us a call today to learn more and schedule your first appointment.

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