What is a Dental Implant?
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Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that were first developed in the 1950s. Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions for patients missing one, multiple or all teeth. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
The dental implants themselves are titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Typically, implant-supported teeth are permanently cemented and most patients comment on their natural feel. Even denture-wearing patients can stabilize their removable prosthesis by securing a series of implants under the denture.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Why choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth – you may forget you ever lost a tooth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat in comfort and smile with confidence and speak clearly. Their teeth appear natural and the facial contours are preserved. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.