Details about Dental Implants
Dental implants are an artificial replacement and substitution for the root of a natural tooth and have been used in practice for over 30 years. The substitute root is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. The most common material for these Implants is titanium; this metal is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue.
For people wearing dentures dental implants can be a good choice as their mouth may have a caved in look without the dentures in. The dental implants can give the face a more youthful appearance, better jawline shape and will take years off your face.
During the integration of a dental implant, the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they will fuse together a process known as osseointegration, creating a stable support for the new teeth.
The procedure of a dental implant will involve making a cut into the gum and then drilling a hole in the jawbone. The titanium implant then fits into the hole in order to support new teeth with an anchored base.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last
Dental implants can last a lifetime if you look after them, but like other natural teeth they can still receive damaged by trauma and be affected by gum disease or poor oral hygiene.
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