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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Ryan Clagett

Those in need of a tooth replacement option visit Derby City Dental Specialists every year because they have a trusted reputation and many years of experience. And while there are several tooth replacement systems on the market today, the one that Dr. Ryan Clagett most recommends is dental implants. One of the biggest reasons for the success and popularity of dental implants is due to the fact that they are designed to last a lifetime!

Dental Implants and How They Work

When you visit Derby City Dental Specialists, they will spend extensive time with you during your initial consultation. While you’re at your dental appointment, Dr. Clagett will perform a full examination of your mouth, take needed images to determine your jawbone health, and talk to you about your medical and oral health history. From there, our doctors will develop an individualized treatment plan to suit your needs and achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws that are inserted directly into the jawbone. This metal screw acts just like your natural tooth root to stimulate jawbone tissue growth, keeping it strong and healthy. After they have been placed, dental implants securely bond to the bone, making them a permanent replacement. Several months of healing will be required to ensure the implants are secure, but after that, a replacement crown or bridge will be attached to the implants.

Dental implants provide patients with restored oral health, functionality, and natural-looking aesthetics. This means patients can bite, talk, and smile with confidence!

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are specifically designed with longevity in mind. While dentures, bridges, and other tooth replacement systems are not meant to last a lifetime, dental implants are. With the proper oral care and hygiene, patients can expect to enjoy the many benefits of their dental implants throughout their lifetime. Dental implants should be cared for in the same way natural teeth are cared for. Patients should:

    • Brush their implants twice a day
    • Floss their implants once a day
    • Use antibacterial mouthwash daily
    • Visit their general dentist for biannual cleanings and checkups
    • Visit our doctors for regular checkups to ensure gum health

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Every year, patients choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options because of their many benefits, including:

    • They are securely placed into the jawbone and don’t slip or slide around the mouth
    • They are permanent and don’t need to be replaced
    • They are much more cost-effective because they don’t need to be replaced
    • They preserve the jawbone, keeping it strong and helping it maintain its shape
    • They help protect remaining natural teeth as they don’t interfere with existing teeth
    • They are easy to care for

Choose Derby City Dental Specialists for Your Tooth Replacement Needs

There’s no reason you have to live with limited oral function or a smile you’re afraid to show off. Hear from our very own patients in these testimonials where they discuss their experience with Derby City Dental Specialists.

Call Dr. Clagett today to learn more about how dental implants can change your life for the better!

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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