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Dental Implants in Palmer, AK

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants are a great choice to replace them. Contact Lupine Dental about whether dental implants are right for you.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, made of titanium. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone where the missing tooth was. Once stabilized, a natural looking artificial tooth, or crown, is attached to the implant by a small attachment called an abutment.


Dental implants look and function like real teeth, and can fully restore or even improve your smile.

The dental implant procedure

After a consultation to determine whether dental implants are the best way to replace your teeth, you will need two appointments, a few months apart. The first appointment consists of:
  • Surgical implantation of the implant into your jaw. This takes place under local anesthesia.
  • A temporary tooth replacement being fitted while the bone and implant fuse.
The fusing process can take several months. Once complete, it’s time for your second appointment where the permanent replacement tooth, or implant crown, is attached to the implant, usually via an abutment. After receiving your dental implants, look after them as you would any natural tooth, by brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist on a regular basis.

Why choose implants to replace missing teeth

Dental implants are recommended by dentists as tooth replacements as they come with many benefits:

They function and look like your other teeth

Your implant crown will be the same color and match the shape of your natural teeth. It will feel and function exactly like a real tooth.

Dental implants keep bone from deteriorating more

If a tooth is missing, the bone around where the root used to be starts to deteriorate. When an implant is inserted into the jaw, the bone grows around it, stopping or slowing the bone loss and strengthening your jaw.

Implants have multiple uses

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or multiple missing teeth. Sometimes they are used to support other dental work such as bridges and can be used as an alternative to partial dentures.

Dental implants are long-term tooth replacements

Because the implants fuse with bone, they are a steady and long-term solution to replacing missing teeth. If anything happens to the replacement crown, it’s easy to put a new one onto the existing implant.

High success rates

Studies show that dental implants have an extremely high success rate, better than most other tooth replacement options. Patients are also happy with the immediate and long-term results they get from dental implants.

Dental implants from Lupine Dental in Palmer, AK

Contact Lupine Dental if you have missing teeth that need to be replaced. We offer a friendly and professional service with exceptional levels of dental care. Call our cosmetic dentist for more information about dental implants and how to restore your smile back to its best.