Dental implants have become more and more popular. While they are expensive, there are many advantages over dentures. Dental implants are generally made of titanium and are made to look like a tooth or even a group of teeth.
What Is The Process For Placing Dental Implants?
The first step is to have the artificial root implanted. It is placed in the actual bone of the jaw and time is given so that the implant can fuse with the surrounding bone. The implant at this point becomes permanent. After this fusion has occurred, a crown can be placed on the new root and you’ve got your new “tooth.”
Dental implants are designed individually to try to match your natural teeth. This improves their appearance when compared to other alternatives. They look and feel natural. This can give you a more confident smile. It also allows for improved speech because dentures tend to slip around in your mouth and complicate clear speech. They are also more comfortable and make it easier to eat. Chewing is no longer as difficult as it normally would be for someone that uses dentures or that is missing teeth.
The operation can also be done without affecting other teeth which thus contributes to better oral hygiene. The durability of dental implants is another major benefit. If properly taken care of, your implant can last a lifetime. They can be very successful, especially when working with bones that are in good condition.
Dental implants can be a good option for almost anybody. Of course, they require good care, but not anymore than what your teeth would normally require. Regular visits to the dentist and good oral hygiene are essential. If you’re interested in implants talk to your dentist. He or she will be able to give you the information you need to make a good decision.
For more information about dental implants call Island Dental Associates at (516) 565-6565.
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