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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Posted on 2/20/2023 by Front Desk
What You Need to Know About Dental ImplantsDental implants are popular for those who miss one or more teeth. Understanding what they are and what you need to know before getting them is essential. Read this blog post to understand the basics of dental implants, including what they are, how they work, and what you can expect after getting them.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial replacement teeth. Generally, they are made of titanium and are placed in the jawbone to replace missing teeth. The implant is then capped with a false tooth, called a crown. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Also, if you have a removable dental prosthesis (such as a denture or partial denture), implants can be used to support it.

How Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are put into the jawbone through the surgical process, which is then allowed to grow together with the bone. The osseointegration process takes many months. Once the implant has mended with the bone, it is a replacement root for the tooth. The new crown (crown) is then put on top of the implant. Dental prostheses that can be removed, such as dentures or clear teeth, may also be supported by implants.

What to Expect After Getting Dental Implants?

After getting dental implants, you can expect your teeth to look and feel natural. For long-lasting implants, proper care should be taken. Remember that dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth. That includes brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Also, you should avoid chewing hard foods and using tobacco products. These can damage the implant and cause it to fail.

If you're wondering about dental implants, call our practice for more information. Dental implants are a fantastic method to restore teeth that have been lost. Our dentist can help you decide if dental implants are the best option.

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