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What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent and effective solution to fill gaps left by missing teeth.
What are dental implants made of?
Dental implants consist of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the artificial tooth. The implant is made of titanium and acts like the tooth root. The abutment attaches to this implant. The artificial tooth covers the abutment and can be a crown or bridge depending on how many teeth are missing.
Are implants stable?
The implant post is placed in the jaw bone. The jaw then heals and grows around the implant in a process called osseointegration. Because of this, the implant becomes very secure.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Implants are comfortable and easy to eat with. They also improve oral health because missing teeth can cause strain, speech/chewing problems, and teeth shifting.
Who can receive implants?
Anyone in good health can receive an implant. Those who have poor gums, chronic illnesses (like diabetes), not enough jaw bone, or who smoke or are receiving chemotherapy treatment near the head may not be able to undergo a dental implant procedure.
How long does it take to complete an implant procedure?
For the procedure to fully complete, several months are necessary because the jawbone needs time to grow around the implant. A temporary crown or bridge is given to use while waiting for osseointegration to complete.
How do I clean dental implants?
You take care of implants by brushing and flossing them like you do with your natural teeth.
How successful is a dental implant procedure?
Implants have come a long way and have a 97% success rate. It is very rare for implants to fall out.
How long do implants last?
Unlike dentures and bridges that need regular replacement, implants can last your whole life if you take good care of them.