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You’ve heard about them dozens of times, but have you ever actually seen dental implants?

If you haven’t, perhaps the reason you’ve never seen them is because you don’t know you’re looking at them! Implants can blend in and seem like healthy, natural teeth. So let’s get into it: What is a dental implant and why are implants important?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. An implant is small but extremely strong.

Implants can be used to replace broken or missing teeth and are matched to perfectly blend in with your natural smile.

Dental implants are important for a variety of reasons:

– Improved Appearance

Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, and they actually fuse with your own bone over time to become permanent

– Improved Speech

With dentures, it can become possible for the mouth piece to slip around inside the mouth causing slurred or mumbled speech. Dental implants allow you to speak without the anxiety and worry that teeth might slip.

– Improved Comfort

Because dental implants become permanently attached, they eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.

– Easier Eating

(That’s an obvious one.)

– Improved Self Esteem

Dental implants can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted and look and feel natural. They will give you a glowing smile and help you feel better about yourself!

– Improved Oral Health

Probably the most important reason of all, dental implants help improve your oral health. Dental implants don’t require the deconstruction of other teeth, such as a bridge would. More of your own natural teeth will be left intact. Individual implants allow more room for cleaning and flossing!

Generally, dental implants have a 98% success rate and with proper care they can last a lifetime.

To take the first step toward your new smile, call South Jackson Family Dental at (601) 922-0056 or email us.