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For a patient who has lost one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend dental implants in Canton, South Dakota. A dental implant is made up of a dental implant post, which is made out of titanium; a dental restoration, like a dental crown; and an abutment, which connects the two.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. The dental implant post is designed to become a part of your smile as the jaw heals. Because of this, you don’t have to worry about your dental implant becoming loose. A dental implant can restore your ability to speak and eat properly and with ease. Dental implants can also restore the beauty of your smile, thus giving you a boost in self-esteem and confidence.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most people are candidates for dental implants, but there are a few exceptions. If you have a chronic illness like leukemia or diabetes, your body’s ability to heal may be inhibited, so you may not be a candidate for dental implants. Those who smoke or use tobacco products may be counseled to quit before a dental implant is placed. If you do not have sufficient jawbone structure, you may not be a candidate. However, we may refer you to a specialist to have a bone graft placed so that a dental implant may then be placed.

We invite you to contact Canton Dental Clinic at 605-987-2721 today to learn more about dental implants and to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Chris Freed, Dr. Lucas Wiebe and Dr. Laura Pranke.