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At Horton Family Dental, we build lasting relationships with our patients by taking the time to listen and to develop an understanding of what is important to them. Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality dental care in a friendly, compassionate environment. We are committed to educating our patients on achieving and maintaining total dental health for a lifetime.

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Dental Implants Cedar Rapids

Types of Dental Implant Options for Your Care

Over the years, it is natural for your teeth to wear down no matter how strongly you brush them. As a result, you may need to consider dental implants in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The following options are the most popular and effective types that you can use to improve your overall smile.

Temporary Bridges

When you install any permanent implant into your jaw, you will need to add temporary bridges or bridgework to your mouth. These small devices are designed to provide a myriad of benefits that will help your teeth and your implants become stronger. While these bridges are not a permanent part of your dental implants, they do serve an important role and must be fully understood if you plan on getting implants any time shortly.

Bridgework consists of tiny micro-implants and dental bridges that are placed on top of your permanent implants. They are placed here while the implants are healing into your jaw and are necessary for a variety of reasons. First of all, they keep the tooth stable while it heals and ensures that it doesn’t move around and go crooked. Secondly, these implants also help to protect the enamel from various types of bacteria and plaque problems, which minimizes serious damage results.

Regular checkups with your dentist after you install the implant will check on the healing process of your tooth. If the dentist believes that the implant is fully healed, they will carefully remove the temporary bridgework from your mouth. Typically, this process takes no more than an hour or so and will leave you with a stable implant that will last for years. Remember: you’ll get these bridges with every type of implant listed below.

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