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Are Dental Implants Cosmetic?


Posted on 1/10/2022 by Front Desk
Are Dental Implants Cosmetic?In cosmetic dentistry, dental implants ate one of the most common products and services. Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth and made of a teeth like material that is attached to the gums permanently. They are different than dentures because they are fixed into the gums permanently and are unable to be removed unless done by a dentist. They are made of titanium which is one of the metals that the human body can tolerate. For people who have missing teeth due to a disease, injury, or other reasons, are eligible for dental implants. They are an ideal option if you need false teeth but want them to look and feel natural. People who aren't pleased with their teeth alignment often choose dental implants. Before implants can be installed in place, natural teeth must be removed first.

Types of Dental Implants


Today there are two main types of dental implants available. There are Endosteal and Subperiosteal dental implants. Endosteal uses blades, cylinders, and screws to surgically place artificial teeth into the jawbone. Endosteal is the most popular type of dental implant and is an alternative for people who have removable dentures and existing bridges. Subperiosteal dental implants are placed surgically on top of the jaw of the patient. They consist of a metal framework that protrudes through the gum, holding or facilitating the false teeth. This type of dental implant is recommended more to patients that have little bone height. The people that are qualified to have subperiosteal dental implants often can't wear any kind of removable dentures.

Treatments for dental implants can be complicated and necessitate the use of an anesthetic. It's vital that only skilled and well-trained cosmetic specialists or other qualified dentists conduct the operations. The invention of dental implants occurred more than three decades ago. Although there are a limited number of skilled dentists who can execute the procedure, more dentists are undergoing training and may be able to do so in the future.
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