Dr. Richard Keech, DDS
A Great Dentist

Dental Implants

If you’re concerned about the inconvenience and embarrassment of missing teeth, we offer several different tooth replacement options to fit your needs. One of the most popular options we offer at our Fayetteville dental office is stable, durable dental implants.

It’s important to replace missing teeth promptly, and not just because of that big gap in your beautiful smile. Your teeth are designed to work together, and when one or more are missing, chewing becomes challenging. The remaining teeth have to work harder to get the job done and are subject to stress that they weren’t meant to withstand.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants may seem like a recent innovation, but they’ve actually been used for over 25 years with an amazing success rate of about 95%. A dental implant is composed of two main parts: a titanium post that looks like a tiny screw and is used to replace the missing tooth root, and a tooth-colored crown or other type of restoration secured to the implant.

The implant is placed surgically in your jawbone by one of the top specialists in our area. As your mouth heals, the replacement post bonds with surrounding bone and tissue and integrates fully with your jaw. The post of the dental implant forms a strong bond with surrounding bone, acting as a stable replacement root to which new teeth are attached.

How Are Dental Implants Used?

Since the titanium roots of the implant are firmly secured in your jaw, they stay in place without having to be attached to other teeth and without the need for dental adhesives. We can use dental implants in a number of situations:

  • Replacing multiple individual teeth
  • Replacing a single tooth
  • Supporting dentures, crowns, or bridges

Dental implants can also be used to provide stability for dentures. We place implants at strategic points along the jaw, then attach them securely to the denture. No more annoying slips and no more messy adhesives! Your implant-supported denture will fit better than you ever imagined it could!

Dental implants are a wonderful solution, but may not be the best choice for you. If you’re considering tooth replacement, Dr. Keech will spend time talking to you about dental implants as well as our other effective options. During your consultation, our goal is to learn about your goals so you can feel comfortable with the decision you make about your treatment.

You don’t have to live with the discomfort or embarrassment of dealing with missing teeth. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and the ways they can benefit you, please contact Keech Family Dentistry. We will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation to discuss your options for restoring your healthy smile.