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Missing teeth are never a fun thing to live with, and if you’ve wondered what you can do to restore not only your smile but your chewing abilities, we invite you to call your dentist for dental implants. This surgical component fuses with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis.

Dental implants can either be used for just one or two teeth or for a full set and are typically utilized in bridges and crowns, to help replace missing teeth. Many years ago, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth, but due to dental technology, we can now return your bright smile and full functionality with dental implants at Lifetime Dentistry.

Implants can act as an orthodontic anchor, as well, and allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth directly into a metal post or frame; that is then surgically positioned firmly in your jawbone.

There are several considerations in which to be aware, such as fixed versus temporary, the cost for the denture and the process, treatment time, effectiveness, comfort, and more. Only your dentist can determine what might be the best solution for you and design a plan.

Implants are a fixed solution to traditional dentures that are removable and “glued” in and is a process that usually takes several months to complete. Once the dental implants are placed, however, they are fixed, and you can enjoy them for years to come.

When you contact our dental team, we can schedule you for an appointment with Dr. Holly Krystek, who is trained in implant restoration and placing dental implants in Muscatine, Iowa. Call us to learn more about dental implants at 563-263-9082. Our goal is to ensure your smile is fully functional, as well as white and beautiful.