Dental implants are artificial tooth roots embedded into the jaw, taking the place of one or more missing teeth. They are used to permanently anchor a prosthetic tooth, such as a crown, bridge or denture. Though they are not for everyone, most people who get dental implants experience a successful outcome that often lasts several decades.
Dental implants are always personalized to the functional and cosmetic needs of a patient. They are sized, shaped and color-matched for aesthetics. Implants are often chosen by patients seeking the most natural looking and feeling of tooth replacement options, primarily because dental implants are fixed and designed to match the surrounding teeth.
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Dental implants are typically made of titanium? This metal is known for its light weight, strength, and biocompatibility. Furthermore, titanium easily fuses to the surrounding jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. This allows the implant to become stronger with time and eliminates the need for adhesives.
Dental implants are an option for qualifying patients who are either partially or totally edentulous, whether due to gum disease, tooth decay, trauma or some other cause.