What’s a great option to restore your smile in a functional and aesthetic manner? Dental implants.
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They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or replace all teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts functioning as roots. This titanium bonds extremely well with the jaw bone. After placement and healing, your permanent restoration will be secured onto the post.
What makes implants better than bridges or dentures?
An implant is much more stable than a bridge or denture because implants are placed directly into your bone. And implants offer the most natural look and feel. Dental implants may last a lifetime, and they will not affect the health of any adjacent teeth.
Like your natural teeth, keeping your implants clean and healthy is critical.
Bacteria, plaque, and tartar will gather around your implants. The better care you take of your implants, the longer they will last.
In order to be placed successfully, implants require a healthy amount of bone. In some cases, a patient doesn’t have enough bone, and a bone graft is required. After this new bone is placed, it will fuse with existing bone, creating a strong anchor for your implant. (If you have an infected tooth, you may also have bone loss in the area of removal. If this is the case for you, bone grafting can happen concurrently with the tooth removal).