Dental implants are titanium posts used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth in the form of crowns, bridges or dentures. These devices are a great way to replace missing teeth without the need to reduce permanent tooth structure on adjacent teeth as is needed for bridge preparations.
Dental implants are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. After initial healing the implants will fuse with bone, therefore they lack the periodontal ligament and will feel slightly different than natural teeth during chewing. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. This gives someone who has lost teeth the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
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