If you are missing one, or multiple teeth, a dental implant is one of the best ways to restore the feel, function, and appearance of your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used with a fixed bridge or permanent replacement teeth. Implants over dentures are ideal for patients who are unable to use traditional dentures or those looking to take advantage of the benefits that dental implants have to offer.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Unlike common dentures, a dental implant doesn’t rest atop the gums, but uses a titanium rooting device to mimic the function of your tooth’s natural root. Because it is surgically placed into the jawbone, the implant does not require the support of adjoining teeth. Over time, the root will fuse with the jawbone in a process known as “osseointegration.”
Once the implant or implants are set, they can be fitted with a permanent bridge or ceramic teeth.
What are the Benefits?
There are numerous benefits to implant-support dentures, including:
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