Dental Implants

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer a permanent replacement for missing teeth. They are made of titanium and placed directly into the jawbone. Dental implants can be topped with crowns and used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.

Implants are a popular choice for tooth replacement because they look and feel like natural teeth. They are also very durable and can last for many years. Unlike dentures, implants do not need to be replaced or adjusted.

If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with a dentist. He or she can evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for implants. Implants require a certain amount of jawbone density and healthy gums in order to be placed properly.

Not everyone is a good candidate for implants, but most people can use dental implants, bridges, or implant-supported dentures to replace one or more teeth.

What Are Single-Tooth Implants?

Implant Surgery

A single-tooth implant is an artificial tooth that is implanted into the jawbone. It is a permanent solution for a missing tooth and is made to look and feel like a natural tooth. The implant is composed of three parts: the implant body, the abutment, and the crown.

The implant body is a titanium screw that serves as the root and foundation of the replacement tooth. The screw is placed into your jawbone where your tooth should be and allowed to heal for about 3 months.

The abutment is a metal connector that connects the implant body with the artificial crown. It stays in place on top of the implant and is used to secure a replacement tooth or bridge.

The crown is a custom-made cap that fits over the top of the implant. It provides strength and support to the replacement tooth, as well as an aesthetic value since it gives your mouth its natural contour. Crowns are available in different colors, shapes, and sizes for a more natural appearance.

Single-tooth implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and offer many benefits over traditional bridges or dentures. They are more comfortable and stable, and they look and feel like natural teeth. Implants can also help to preserve the bone in your jaw and prevent further bone deterioration due to shifting teeth.

What Are Implant-Supported Bridges?

Implant supported bridge

bridge vs. implant

An implant-supported bridge is a dental restoration that is used to replace missing teeth. This type of bridge is anchored by dental implants, which are posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant-supported bridge is then attached to the implants, and it can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. 

Compared to dentures, implant-supported bridges are more secure and stable. They also look more natural and feel more comfortable, which can make them a good option for people who are missing teeth. If you are considering an implant-supported bridge, talk to your dentist to find out if this type of restoration is right for you.

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