Dental implants are a common dental practice for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are safe, healthy, and permanent so you will not have to treat your implant any differently than your real teeth. They will look completely natural and you won’t notice a difference either physically or cosmetically. An implant will help the rest of your teeth stay in place and keep your jaw and gum line healthy as well.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium post that we will surgically place into your jaw. Titanium is a biocompatible material, which means that it will naturally fuse with your jaw to become very strong. This dental implant will act as the root for your new fake tooth. Our fake teeth, or crowns, are meticulously crafted to match the shape and feel of your existing teeth, and once the implant is healed and strong enough, we will put your new crown in place.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants help your oral health in many ways. Not only will it assist you in speaking and eating, it will stop your gums from receding, keeping your jawline healthy and full. Replacing your missing tooth will also keep the rest of your teeth in place so they don’t move out of alignment and potentially cause problems to your bite. You will simply treat your new implant like the rest of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily. If taken care of properly, your dental implant could last up to 20 years.
Implant Supported Dentures.
Dental implants could also be used to anchor your dentures into place. If you don’t want to remove your dentures to clean them, or maybe they slip uncomfortably while you eat and talk, implant-supported dentures could be for you! We will strategically place 4 or 5 implants in your jaw and attach your dentures to permanently remain in place!
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