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Are dental implants permanent?

Dental Implants in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalDental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Most dentists consider dental implants the most permanent solution to missing teeth. The dental implant post, which fuses with the jawbone, becomes a permanent fixture in a process called osseointegration. Barring any periodontal disease or bone loss, your dental implant post can last a lifetime!

Dental implant crowns can break down over time from the forces of chewing, teeth grinding, or trauma. In most cases, the dental implant crown can be replaced in our Albuquerque dental office, adding years to the life of your dental implant.

Proper Care is Important

Of course, as with all dentistry, taking care of your dental implant is essential. Fortunately, single dental implants require only regular home hygiene and professional dental cleanings. You can brush and floss them normally. At each dental appointment, Dr. Essenmacher will check the dental implant to ensure it is still functioning properly and the surrounding gum tissue looks healthy.

If you have missing teeth and need a solution to complete your smile, we offer dental implant restoration, dental bridges, dentures, and All-on-4 dental implant dentures to help people in Albuquerque and Northeast Heights enjoy the foods they love and smile with confidence.

Give us a call to book an appointment today and discover the solution that will work best for your smile.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher