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IMPLANT RESOURCES

Start your journey with dental implants

Rediscover your best smile with the most natural-feeling tooth replacement solution. Learn if this permanent solution is right for you with our dental implant resources.

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PATIENTS LIKE YOU

1 in 2 Americans are
living with tooth loss

In the U.S., 35 million people are missing teeth. Dental implants are the best, long-term solution to fixing this issue. In fact, they have the highest patient satisfaction rate with 84% of Aspen Dental dental implant patients being highly satisfied with their new smile after completing treatment.

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What are dental implants?

From replacing a single tooth to transforming your entire smile, dental implants preserve your natural facial structure. Fully customizable, they’re the best long-term solution to restoring missing teeth.

Crown

The crown, or tooth, is located at the top of your implant and functions like your natural tooth or teeth.

Implant

The implant, or tooth root, is placed beneath the surface of your gums in your jaw bone for a secure fit.

Connector

The connector keeps the crown in place on top of your implant, so your new teeth look as natural as your original ones—if not better.

Do you qualify for dental implants?

Learn if you’re a candidate

Are you no longer eating your favorite foods—or living your life with total confidence? We know it can be hard. But missing your teeth shouldn’t mean missing out. Discover if it’s time for your smile transformation.

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Change your smile.

Change your life.

Love your current denture but ready for a more secure fit? Upgrade to an implant denture (snap-in denture) and get back to you—the you who enjoys any food, smiles confidently and lives fearlessly.

Explore dental implants

As the next best solution to your natural teeth, dental implants can restore your smile from one tooth to all. Discover which options may be right for you.

Full mouth implants

Transform your entire smile with full mouth implants.

Implant-supported bridge

Secure your bridge with the solution that saves you money over time.

Single tooth implant

Add to your smile with a natural-looking and feeling implant.

Compare your options

Discover the solution for you

Deciding what’s best for your smile takes time. Discover which smile solution is for you, dental implants or dentures, before you take your next step.

Your dental implant questions answered

Dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people suffering from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. They are artificial tooth roots placed into your jawbone to support replacement teeth and to restore the look and function of your smile.

When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone, which is why they’re the strongest restoration option, second only to natural teeth. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, and can last 25 years or more.

They’re comprised of 3 pieces:

  1. Implant: The implant itself is a titanium screw that acts as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.​

  2. Connector: This is a permanent but removable component that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth in place atop an implant.​

  3. Crown: This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. For individuals who experience or do any of the following, dental implants may not be for you due to challenges you could face with healing, jaw bone density and more.

  • Uncontrolled chronic diseases like diabetes or autoimmune disorders

  • Heavy smokers, or those who consume excessive alcohol

  • Insufficient bone density in your jaw can also make it difficult for implants to properly integrate

  • Individuals undergoing radiation therapy

  • Individuals taking certain medications that affect bone health


No matter what you’re experiencing, a thorough evaluation by a dental professional is crucial to determine if you have the necessary oral health, overall health and bone structure to support successful implant placement. Make sure to consult your local Aspen Dental implant expert for a prognosis and treatment plan that best fits your needs.