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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Ryan Clagett

Older Couple with Nice Straight Full Set of TeethFor many Kentucky residents who have missing teeth, trying to decide on the optimal tooth-replacement system can be daunting. While dentures and bridges are ideal for some patients, most of Dr. Clagett’s patients benefit more from having dental implants placed to restore their smile.

Dental implants become more and more popular with every passing year, and there are plenty of reasons why. In this blog, we’ll discuss 5 reasons why dental implants are the most popular treatment option for missing teeth today.

But First, What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are made of a titanium rod that is placed in the jawbone by a periodontist like Dr. Clagett. It is a permanent tooth replacement option that stimulates jawbone growth in order to maintain its health, strength, and structure. Dental implants have been proven to be the most effective tooth replacement option on the market today.

Reasons Why Dental Implants Are So Popular

Dr. Clagett is a Kentucky periodontist who not only specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease but also in dental implants. He and his team work diligently to make sure that every patient they see understands all the details of their procedure before making a decision.

Dental implants are widely preferred over other tooth replacement systems on the market for many reasons, a few of which are:

1. Dental Implants Look Just Like Natural Teeth

Probably the biggest reason Kentucky residents prefer dental implants over other options like dentures and bridges is that they look just like natural teeth. More than that, they feel and function like natural teeth, too. That means you can eat all of your favorite foods without having to worry about a thing!

2. Dental Implants Are Permanent

Since dental implants bond with your jawbone, Dr. Clagett’s patients wake up from their dental implants procedure with a permanent fix! So, as long as you properly care for your dental implants, and visit your dentist for biannual cleanings, you will have them for life.

3. Dental Implants Won’t Damage Adjacent Teeth

Dentures and bridges use surrounding teeth for support to stay in place, which causes nearby teeth to become damaged and weak. This can lead to oral discomfort and expensive dental repairs. On the other hand, dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone for support and avoid damage to the adjacent teeth.

4. Dental Implants Maintain The Aesthetics Of Your Smile

We’ve already mentioned that dental implants look just like natural teeth, which means they are beautiful and straight, but since dental implants are secured into the jawbone, they maintain the structure of your jawbone as well. This means that your facial structure will remain intact and your smile won’t suffer from deteriorating gums or jawbone.

5. Dental Implants Are Easy To Care For

Dr. Clagett’s Kentucky patients are always thrilled to hear that their new dental implants are easy to care for! In fact, they require the same care that your natural teeth required – brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and using a mouthwash daily. That certainly beats having to remove your teeth in order to clean them!

Dr. Clagett Has You Covered

If you’re ready to have dental implants placed to restore your smile, call Dr. Clagett’s office in Kentucky today at to schedule your initial consultation.

Who Are We?

Derby City Dental Specialists strives to provide the latest best practices and advanced techniques for placing dental implants and treating periodontal disease while aligning care with each patient’s specific needs and goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

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What Problem Do We Solve for Our Patients?

Through implant dentistry and diverse gum treatments, we can replace missing teeth, stop the spread of gum disease, and create a healthier, stronger, natural-looking smile. Smile makeovers can correct imperfections and improve overall comfort and confidence.

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How We Solve These Problems for Our Patients

Dr. Clagett consults with each patient to understand their concerns and goals, then develops a customized treatment plan to achieve desired results. His extensive training in the field enables him to deliver innovative care.

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