Dental Implants Specialist

Berkshire Dental

Family, Implant & Cosmetic Dentist located in Clive, IA

If your smile has been badly damaged by missing or compromised teeth, you may be able to revitalize it with dental implants. Berkshire Dental, located in Clive, Iowa, and led by Bradley Markowski, DDS, offers dental implants that are strong artificial tooth roots for patients interested in permanent smile restorations. To learn more about dental implants, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots in your mouth. Berkshire Dental installs them in your jawbone, where over time, they fuse with your bone and become extremely strong and durable. The practice then attaches artificial teeth, called crowns, to the implants.

Berkshire Dental uses world-class dental implant materials by Straumann® and Nobel Biocare, which create dental implants that are stronger, more reliable, and higher performing than others.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants offer you and your smile countless advantages, whether you plan to replace just one tooth or all of them. These advantages include:

Preservation of your face shape

Your teeth and jawbone support your face shape. Without them, you can develop premature wrinkles, sagging, and caving in around your teeth. 

Dental implants restore your facial structure by adding teeth back into your smile. They also preserve your face shape by preventing your jawbone from deteriorating and losing density.

Improved smile function and comfort

Because dental implants create such a strong and reliable root, they facilitate restorations that are more comfortable than other types. Dental implants permit you to eat, talk, and laugh with confidence and ease.

Protection of your surrounding teeth

Some crown placements require that the practice file down your teeth to fit them or cement them to existing teeth for support. This can weaken or compromise your teeth structures and cause sensitivity. 

Dental implants have no such requirements, and protect, rather than compromise, your surrounding teeth.

Long life

Dental implants typically last much longer than dentures and dental bridges. They offer you a durable, natural-looking smile for years to come. 

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are excellent choices for many people. They may be right for you if you’re missing several or all of your teeth, or if your teeth are:

  • Cracked or broken
  • Damaged by severe tooth decay
  • Badly worn

If you want dental implants with Berkshire Dental, you must also have healthy gum tissue, and a jawbone strong and healthy enough to hold an implant. You must also be willing to commit several months of your time to the restoration process.

To get started on your new smile, reach out to Berkshire Dental for a consultation online, or schedule by phone today.