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One of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry is that of dental implants. They take restorative dentistry to the next level, actually recreating the entire structure of a tooth. Implants are a lifelong solution for people with missing teeth.

A dental implant is actually only the “root” part of the replacement tooth. It is surgically inserted directly into the jaw bone. Once it is integrated by the bone, it is as firmly secured as any natural tooth root. It can then support a variety of replacement options, from a single tooth to a full set of removable dentures.

People often have many questions about dental implants, beginning with whether they are even able to receive them. Your current health is usually the biggest factor. If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are probably a good candidate for dental implants. You also need to have good bone structure and gums. Smokers and people with chronic issues such as diabetes are often not good candidates. But an individual consultation with Dr. Michael Dana is necessary in every case to determine the best solution for every patient.

If dental implants are a good idea for you, you can look forward to a strong, natural smile, whether you are missing a single tooth or need a full arch of dentures. To learn more about dental implants or schedule a consultation, please call Dana Dental Arts in Spearfish, SD, today.