Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Iowa City

There is a magnitude of issues caused by tooth loss that affect your appearance, diet, pronunciation, and the health of your entire oral structure. If you are unaware of treatment options or do not know a trusted professional to turn to, missing teeth can be a daunting problem.   

Dr. Molly Moreland is a compassionate dentist who gives patients the care and expertise they need to treat tooth loss. At Advanced Dentistry of Iowa City, she provides dental implant restorations to restore beauty and function to smiles.  

Experience the Look and Feel of Natural Teeth with Implant Supported Restorations 

Dental implants are by far the most effective way to treat tooth loss because they provide patients with a permanent prosthetic that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth. Patients are thrilled with this treatment because they are given a second chance to smile normally; it is as if their body grew new teeth.  

Dental implant restorations can be used for a single tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth. Titanium posts are placed into the jaw bone and serve as new tooth roots. Through a process called osseointegration, bone growth surrounds the posts, making them a strong anchor for a prosthetic crown. 

Dr. Moreland attaches gorgeous lifelike crowns to the posts using an abutment. Patients may collaborate with Dr. Moreland in designing crowns that flatter their natural beauty and reflect their personal preferences. 

Retain Healthy Bone Volume and a Youthful Appearance with Dental Implants 

Not only are form and function restored with dental implants, but the health of the jaw bone and surrounding teeth are preserved. After tooth loss, the alveolar bone rapidly begins a process call resorption, where the bone begins to lose volume. Implant posts stimulate the bone and prevent resorption. By preventing the jaw bone from shrinking, facial structure retains its’ youthful appearance and does not prematurely age. 

Dental implants have over a 95% rate of success, and when properly cared for, they can last a lifetime. During the initial consultation for dental implants, the health of the jaw bone is carefully inspected. In a very small percentage of people, bone grafts may be recommended to augment the size of the bone, making it a strong support for implant posts. 

Contact Advanced Dentistry of Iowa City for Dental Implant Restorations

Dr. Molly Moreland is a compassionate dentist in Iowa City who works with trusted associates in placing dental implants and beautiful, lustrous prosthetic crowns. Contact her office today to regain function and beauty in your teeth so you can smile confidently and proudly.