Dental Implants have been used for more than a quarter century. And more patients are choosing dental implants as a replacement option, according to the American Dental Association. One survey shows that more than 1 .5 million dental implants were placed in a recent year. and that number is expected to grow. Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw. A small titanium shaft is surgically implanted into the bone and allowed to set. (The titanium is a metal known for its bio-compatibility and lightweight properties.) The bone grows around it forming a tight connection, which additionally slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when the root of a natural tooth is missing. Once the implant is firmly set in the mouth, the dentist then works to attach the replacement tooth onto the top of the shaft. Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures. This permanent solution has the advantages over bridge work that it does not stress the surrounding teeth for support.
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