A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted in the jawbone. Once it is healed, it acts as an artificial tooth root. Dental implants are small posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are small posts made of titanium and are surgically implanted in the jawbone. Once your jawbone heals, it fuses to the implant. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of them.
A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Once in place, a replacement tooth will be attached to the implant. Many patients prefer dental implants because they look and feel more like natural teeth than other kinds of restorations. The implant acts as an artificial tooth root and prevents bone loss in the jaw that can occur when a tooth is missing. By preventing this deterioration, implants promote oral and overall health.
Dental implants are durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. Patients enjoy an improved quality of life after getting implants—they can eat their favorite foods and brush their teeth as usual.
After an initial examination to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, your dentist will create a treatment plan. Implants typically involve two surgical procedures spaced several months apart. In the first surgery, the post is implanted into the jawbone to take the place of the missing roots. During this time, the implant will fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. In the second surgery, a post is attached to the implant, and then a crown is placed over the top to complete the restoration. Although there may be some discomfort during recovery, most patients report very little pain throughout treatment.
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