Dental implant 101: All you need to know

Dental implant 101: All you need to know

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. They are made of titanium materials. They are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once healed, they fully fuse with the jawbone.

The implant acts as an anchor for a replacement tooth. An abutment is attached to the implant and will hold a custom-constructed dental crown.

What are implants made of?

Implants are made of different types of materials. The most commonly used material for dental implants is titanium. Titanium is proven to be biocompatible and non-toxic. This means that it will not cause an allergic reaction in the body. It is also strong, durable, and will not corrode.

How do implants work?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth once was. The implant acts as a replacement tooth root and stimulates the jaw bone. Over time, the titanium post fuses with the natural bone to create a permanent and secure base for a dental crown, bridge or denture.

What are the advantages of implants?

There are quite a few advantages of dental implants. Here are a few:

- They improve your appearance (they literally become your new teeth).

- They improve your ability to speak and chew.

- They prevent bone loss.

What conditions can dental implants fix?

Teeth implants are the ultimate tooth restoration. They can complete your smile by filling in gaps and hiding any damaged teeth. Dental implants are also great replacements for any damaged teeth that can’t be saved.

Dental implants are the modern approach to tooth restoration. They look and feel just like your natural teeth, thanks to the advanced technology used to make them. They are durable enough to last a lifetime, and we recommend taking care of them as you would your regular teeth.

What are the disadvantages of dental implants?

The main disadvantage of dental implants is the cost. A dental implant procedure can end up costing a huge amount of money, especially if multiple teeth need replacement. However, this cost is well worth it when you consider the benefits of dental implants.

Aside from cost, dental implants can be uncomfortable for patients. The implants are surgically implanted into the jaw bone where they will remain for several months while they bond with the bone. This can take several months, and during this time, patients may experience some discomfort. Also, unlike other dental appliances like bridges, the implants cannot support function until the bone bonds to the implants. This means patients may have to rely on a removable device, such as a flipper or denture, or a dental bridge until the implants have healed.

How do I care for dental implants?

After your dental procedure is finished, you’ll be given instructions regarding your post-treatment care. You’ll need to care for dental implants in the same way you would care for natural teeth – by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting your dentist for regular checkups.

How much do dental implants cost?

The dental cost of an implant procedure will depend on the type of implant, the number of implants needed, and other factors. Factors can include how many teeth are being replaced, the location in the mouth, and whether additional procedures are needed.

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