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What is a dental implant?


What is a dental implant?

Need a tooth replacement? Sometimes a crown or bridge on its own isn’t enough.

You may be in store for a dental implant. Dental implants are now the most common solution for tooth replacements and can help you eat and smile normally once you’ve lost a tooth.

Implants are strong and can remain in your mouth permanently if treated well, making them a great option for long-term tooth replacement. You won’t have to worry about your tooth slipping out as the implants are bonded permanently to your jawbone.

Dental implants also protect other nearby healthy teeth from becoming vulnerable to damage from a broken or mission adjacent tooth.

Dental implants can replace a single tooth or several teeth at once with an implant-supported bridge. Contact your doctor if you think you need an implant.

How do dental implants work?

Your dentist will root the artificial dental implant into your gum line where the natural tooth was. A metal screw is permanently attached to your jaw, which is attached to a custom crown or bridge. Over time, the jaw forms new bone (osseointegration) until the dental implant is solidly in place, safely secured and designed to look and feel natural.

You should not experience too much pain during the procedure; typically, a local anesthetic is used. Of course, if you are concerned about pain, please talk to your doctor and we will determine the treatment plan that’s best for your needs.

Dental implants can support crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Once healed, your implant will be able to support even more pressure than a natural tooth!

Are you eligible for a dental implant?

Dental implant recipients must be in good overall health, have solid bone composition, and refrain from tobacco use. When the appropriate measures are taken, healing can occur properly, ensuring long-term success. Healing typically occurs over a 3-6 month period. When treated well, dental implants can last a long time.

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