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If your smile is currently suffering from missing teeth, our team is excited to bring back your healthy smile. With dental implants, we can restore the full function and appearance of missing teeth. This is important because when a tooth goes missing, it’s not just the visible part of the tooth that is gone, but the tooth root as well. The root is what anchors your tooth to the jawbone.

With a dental implant restoration, the tooth root is replaced so that a tooth (crown, bridge, etc.) can be securely anchored to the implant. Dr. Kyle M. Triggs and our team in Anchorage, Alaska, are happy to rescue your smile with the help of dental implants and restore your self-confidence. Whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants are the perfect solution for missing teeth.

Because dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone and after the site heals the implant fuses to the jawbone, this provides a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture to come. To understand what your implant will look like, picture the following components:

–First, the implant itself is a post which is either cylindrical or tapered constructed from titanium. This implant’s role in this restoration is to act as the tooth root.

— Next is the abutment, which is a connector that is attached to the top of the implant that allows it to connect to the new teeth or tooth.

— Finally, this is the part which is visible–the crown will be placed.

Once an implant is placed successfully, you can smile, speak, laugh and eat with confidence once again. No need to worry whether the restoration will stand out or that it will move around in your mouth. It’s like having natural teeth again when it comes to form and function.

At Alaska Dental Associates in Anchorage, Alaska, we work with you to bring back your healthy, confident smile. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyle M. Triggs, please call 907-562-2284 today. Let us help you restore your confident smile!