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Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in the jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

The process of getting dental implants typically involves multiple steps, including:

Consultation: The first step is to consult with a dentist or oral surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Factors such as the health of your jawbone and gums will be assessed.

Implant Placement: During this surgical procedure, the dental implant is placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. Over time, the implant will fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration.

Abutment Placement: Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment serves as the connection between the implant and the replacement tooth.

Placement of the Replacement Tooth: Finally, a custom-made replacement tooth or bridge is attached to the abutment. This replacement tooth is designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking result.

Dental implants offer several benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance and confidence

  • Enhanced ability to chew and speak

  • Long-lasting and durable solution

  • Maintenance of bone structure in the jaw

While dental implants are a popular option for tooth replacement, they may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to consult with a dental professional to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.

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