Dental implants are small metal posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They can be placed directly into the jawbone during a simple, in-office procedure. In some cases, dental implants can be placed right after a tooth extraction during the same appointment.
After the implants are placed, they will begin to fuse with the jawbone and act as an anchor, providing permanent support for replacement teeth. Dental implants are designed to look just like natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you have them.
Dental implants are an option for most people. It is important to have healthy gum tissue and adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. It’s also important for patients to commit to thorough oral hygiene and regular dental visits. If you are interested in dental implants, you should consult your dentist. They can examine you and let you know if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
While dental implants are durable and long-lasting, they will require a bit of extra maintenance compared to your natural teeth. However, many patients choose implants over dentures because they want to avoid the complications associated with dentures, such as slipping, irritation, difficulty chewing, and problems with speech. Implants are more stable and feel more like natural teeth, making them the preferred choice for many patients.
Once your dental implant has healed, you will be able to care for it the same way you care for your natural teeth. You will brush and floss around your new implant, along with the rest of your teeth. You will need to attend regularly scheduled dental appointments at our office, so we can check your dental implant and your other teeth for any signs of damage, decay, or disease.
You should care for your dental implants just as you would your natural teeth. Dental implants can last for decades with proper care and maintenance.
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