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What Are Dental Implants

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
3d rendering of a dental implantTooth loss is among the most prevalent dental issues. It can occur to anyone, your age or oral health notwithstanding. However, older people are more likely to have missing teeth. You might experience tooth loss due to tooth decay, dental trauma, or gum disease. Fortunately, you can replace missing teeth using dental implants.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a cylinder-like post that replaces the root of a missing or diseased tooth. This screwlike post goes into the jawbone, providing adequate support for a prosthetic tooth. Our oral surgeon will insert a dental implant in the gap left behind by a missing tooth before placing a dental crown on the post to replace it. Over time, the dental post will fuse with the jawbone and secure the artificial tooth.

Types of Dental Implants

The two primary types of oral implants are subperiosteal and endosteal implants. Endosteal dental implants go directly into your jawbone, while subperiosteal implants sit above the jawbone to hold the prosthetic tooth. A less common type of dental implant is a zygomatic implant. This implant requires bone grafting before the procedure.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are suitable for anyone with one or more missing teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. You require adequate jawbone density to secure the implants. If not, you may have to undergo bone grafting and augmentation before the procedure. Besides, your oral and overall health determines if the implants are a good fit for you. For instance, health conditions that affect healing might rule you out of this restorative procedure.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer numerous benefits. They help replace missing teeth and restore your smile and dental functions. They are also helpful with other dental appliances like dentures and bridges.

Restore Your Smile with Quality Dental Implants

Dental implants can be the proper treatment if you have one or more missing teeth. Contact us for quality dental implants.

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