Comfortable, Reliable Replacement Teeth

Don’t let missing teeth condemn you to a life of eating in private or hiding your smile. Dental implants might be the answer for you. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that can anchor a single tooth or a bridge, partial, or denture. Dental implant patients enjoy the ability to eat a wide variety of foods without difficulty, improving nutritional intake and overall health. They also enjoy a natural-looking smile and freedom from denture maintenance. If you suffer from tooth loss, consider returning your smile to full function and health with lifelike dental implants.

Polk City Implant Dentist

As an implant dentist, Dr. Hussong works with a trusted oral surgeon and periodontist in an interdisciplinary approach to dental implant placement. If implants are right for you, Dr. Hussong will refer you to a specialist for placement, then he’ll design and place your dental prosthetic in our office at Cornerstone Dental. Together, we will help you achieve a whole and beautiful smile.

What are Dental Implants?

Made of biocompatible titanium, implants are small posts placed directly into the jaw to replace missing teeth roots. Bone naturally bonds to the posts, forming a secure foundation for a crown or denture. Unlike bridges, partials, and dentures, dental implants are independently anchored, like natural teeth. They mimic nature’s design: root and crown. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. In addition, the implant prevents the loss of bone structure that often accompanies tooth loss, helping you avoid an aged appearance or further tooth loss. If you have any questions about dental implants, contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff today.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Traditional dentures can shift and slip. They require denture adhesive to keep them in place. Furthermore, dentures wear down the natural ridges of the gums, thus necessitating relining to maintain a good fit. A few dental implants can anchor a bridge, partial, or denture and eliminate shifting, as well as the need for adhesives and relining. Implant-retained dentures will also distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth, thus stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth. This means, implants help your jawbone remain intact, which ultimately contributes to good oral function and a youthful appearance.

Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

There are a number of factors that your Polk City dentist takes into account before recommending dental implants. Patients must have an adequate amount of jawbone tissue to secure the implant. Otherwise, you may require a bone graft prior to implant placement. In addition, patients must have healthy gum tissue free of periodontal disease. Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, can cause implant failure. To find out if you qualify for our innovative dental implants, schedule a consultation.

  • A Personal Invitation

    You’ll find our dental office cozy and relaxing and our team accommodating. Watch DirecTV during your appointment, and afterward, allow us to treat you to a paraffin hand dip and a warm, scented neck wrap. We will make your time at Cornerstone Dental enjoyable. For cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Polk City, Iowa, contact us today. We serve families from Alleman, Ankeny, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and surrounding communities.