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4 Things You May Not Know About Dental Implants
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular among patients in need of a solution for tooth loss, but some people who need to replace missing teeth may be unfamiliar with many aspects of this treatment. Here are four things you may not know about dental implants.
- Dental implants offer a structurally complete tooth replacement. Alternative appliances, like fixed dental bridges or conventional dentures, lack a root-like structure providing the support from the jawbone. In contrast, dental implants provide both an artificial root – the titanium cylinder inserted into the jaw – and crown – the implant restoration placed by a dentist. Both the root and the crown of the teeth are important to the smile’s appearance and function, both of which may suffer if the missing root is not replaced.
- Dental implants can be used in a variety of tooth loss scenarios. Any implant restoration, including a single crown, a dental bridge or a denture can be supported by dental implants. Your dentist can work with you to reverse the effects of tooth loss regardless of how many teeth are missing.
- Dental implants are more stable than traditional prosthetics. The bond that forms between the bone and the titanium implant helps to secure the jawbone and prevent its erosion following tooth loss. This means that your restoration should retain its fit – as long as you take good care of your oral health to avoid premature dental implant failure – for decades.
- Restorations supported by dental implants have a more lifelike fit and appearance. The primary benefit of the dental implant may be its structural similarity to biological teeth, but we recognize that the appearance of the implant restoration is of great importance to you as well. You should choose a dentist who is well versed in designing restorations and prosthetics that are as natural in appearance as possible.
Getting a beautiful restoration for your dental implants is the last step in restoring your complete smile. To learn more about our services, call the office of Dr. Randy Parham to schedule a consultation.
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