Dr. Alvarez has been certified in implant placement by, and is a fellow of the Dental Implant Surgical Seminar. Dr. Alvarez has been restoring both simple and complex dental implant cases since 1998.
A dental implant is a replacement for a missing tooth. It is a titanium fixture that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option used for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma, or some other reason.
Dental implants are an excellent choice for tooth replacement. They can look very natural, and can have a success rate of up to 98%. When a tooth is lost, it can not only affect your appearance and self confidence, it also sets up a domino effect in your mouth. When you lose a tooth, the other teeth in your mouth begin to move to accomodate for that new space, and you will now have teeth that are tilted, crooked, or that have erupted out of their socket.
Dental implants help maintain bone in the area of tooth loss. Without an implant in place, the body will slowly start eating away at the bone, and it will slowly disappear.
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