Learn more about dental procedures

If you have missing teeth, gum disease or receding gums, a dental procedure can create a smile that is permanent and natural looking. A smile never felt so good.

Planning your dental treatment

If you haven’t talked to your dental professional about your teeth or receding gums, you’re not alone – it’s estimated that more than 30 million people in the United States need these types of procedures to smile again. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you start the conversation. And if you don’t already have a dental professional, our Dental Pro Locator can help you find one.

Explore dental treatments

There is a safe way to treat your receding gums and there are several types of dental implant treatments. You might replace only a single tooth that has been broken or removed, two or three teeth, or four or more on the upper jaw, lower jaw or both. Some of these procedures can be “immediate”, meaning you walk away with a new smile that day.

Dental implant
and gum health

What to expect after treatment and how to take care of your new smile with these dental implant care and oral hygiene tips.

Every surgical procedure carries potential risks. You should always consult with a dental professional prior to treatment. Potential risk factors may vary depending on medical or other conditions of each patient. The possibility of immediate placement and the use of a prosthetic tooth depends on many factors, such as bone presence and quality, dental history, implant location, and availability of the final restoration. Your clinician will fully describe the possible scenarios to you during consultation prior to surgery. Every surgical procedure carries potential risks. Consult your clinician to find out if dental implants are right for you.