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Whether a single tooth needs to be replaced or dentures are in order, dental implants are a strong option. As prosthetic posts embedded into the jawbone, dental implants are not actual teeth. They do, however, have the appearance and feel of real teeth and help restore lost functions like biting and chewing. Implants can also boost a person’s self-esteem and contribute to a better quality of life.

The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that more than 175 million people in this country are missing at least one tooth and that millions of Americans are missing several or all of their teeth. Without proper attention, missing teeth can cause long-term problems such as bone loss, an inability to chew certain foods and may even cause remaining teeth to shift inside of the mouth. Replacing missing teeth with an implant solves these issues and can help restore an attractive smile. If you have lost one or more of your teeth call our dental clinic in Des Moines to discuss your future implants today.