Dental implants are titanium screws which are used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. The procedure involves making a small incision in the gum tissue, raising a flap and then creating a small hole in the jawbone, which will act as a socket for the implant. Once the implant has integrated into the bone tissue, a metal stud will be attached and a new crown fixed in place. Once the crown has been attached the tooth will function in exactly the same way as a natural tooth and the aesthetics of the smile will be restored.
Dental implants are widely regarded as the best alternative to natural teeth because they can last a lifetime, restore functionality to the mouth and create attractive smiles. Dental implants also help to reduce bone loss and provide support for the cheeks, which will prevent the skin from sagging.
Dental implants do not harm the surrounding teeth or gum tissue and enable patients to speak clearly and eat properly. There is also no risk of the implants coming loose, as they are fixed into sockets in the jawbone.
Dental implants could make a huge difference to the way you look and feel.
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