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Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone beneath your gum to replicate the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant has integrated and healed it can then provide a strong foundation for a dental crown to be placed onto the dental implant to mimic the missing tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even a whole arch of teeth.
There are many advantages to dental implants, including an improved appearance, as they look and feel like your own teeth. They also allow you
allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip. Compared with poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing slurred speech. Similarly, missing teeth and sliding dentures can make chewing difficult or impossible in severe cases. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat with stability and confidence.
Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself, and can improve your oral health. Dental implants are often easier to maintain as they function and maintain like a normal tooth. Because the procedures don’t require reducing other teeth like a tooth-supported bridge or dentures, the nearby teeth remain intact, improving the long-term health of them.
Implants are very durable and will generally last many years providing there you take good care of them, and are also very convenient. In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant, although patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant. They also must be committed to a lifetime of good oral hygiene, which includes good home care routine and regular dental visits.