Dental Implant

Overview

Dental implants are a substitute option for patients who would otherwise need dentures or bridges. These implants replace missing or broken tooth and root tissue with a titanium screw-like implant and a crown. These implants can be used to replace a single tooth, a series of teeth or in conjunction with dentures and bridges for support and stability. This procedure does require extended preparation and healing time. It may also require the services of more than one dental specialist. The success rate is high with few complications, the results are natural and the procedure can be very cost effective over time.

Main benefits

Dental implants are beneficial for patients because they do not slip or come lose like dentures or bridges can. This means better function and comfort for the patient. In addition, if a patient prefers dentures or bridges for cleaning or other reasons, dental implants can be helpful in stabilizing these devices. Though routine dental care is still an important part of oral health, dental implants have the added benefit of not decaying like natural tooth tissue. Also, because the implants fuse to the jaw bone, these devices can help prevent bone loss and decay. Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth. Because they are permanent, they can be more cost effective than dentures or bridges that may need to be replaced or realigned every few years. Finally, dental implants cannot be distinguished from natural teeth making them a cosmetically desirable dental remedy.  Continue reading for information on How Dental Implants Work . . .

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