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Are you missing one or more of your teeth from your smile? Do you wish to have a beautiful, fully functional smile once again? Ask our dentists about dental implants in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dental implants restore not only the tooth, but the tooth root. Implants are made up of three parts: a titanium screw, a dental restoration, and an abutment. The titanium screw is placed in the jawbone, replacing the tooth root. The dental restoration, which is usually a dental crown, is attached to the screw by Drs. Nichols and Peck. The abutment connects the other pieces.

What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants have many advantages. The titanium implant screw is designed to fuse with the jawbone, so dental implants become a permanent part of your smile. Dental implant placement doesn’t require the altering of healthy teeth, as some dental restorations do. Because of this, your long-term oral health is improved.

How do I care for my dental implants?
Care for your dental implants the way you care for your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. It is important that you visit Prairie Dental Center every six months for a cleaning and exam.

How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are very durable. They can last for as long as 25 years, or even longer with good care.

Contact our dental office at (605) 335-8640 today for more information about dental implants and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.