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Do you have feelings of self-consciousness about your appearance because you are missing some or all of your teeth or difficulty chewing? If so, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. With dental implants, you can have a full, permanent set of teeth that look and function as though they are your own natural teeth.

A dental implant is a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Dental implants, like tooth roots, are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns, bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that they are not rejected by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are used extensively in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

Treatment Sequence for Back Tooth Replacement

Multiple Back Teeth Missing

Implants Placed into

Missing Tooth Roots

 Connectors Attached to Implants

Custom Crowns placed

on Implants

Dental implant surgery is a common option for replacing missing teeth. Unlike removable dentures that rest on the gum line, dental implants are a long-term treatment that are surgically implanted into the jaw. These implanted, artificial teeth look like real teeth and have the same functionality as well. They are a more permanent solution to ordinary dentures and bridgework.

Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone is called osseointegration. It is the biological basis of dental implant success. When teeth are lost, the bone that supported those teeth will also shrink over time as the bone is lost too. Placing dental implants stabilizes bone, preventing its loss. Along with replacing lost teeth, implants help maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. This means they also support the facial skeleton and, indirectly, the soft tissue structures — gum tissues, cheeks and lips. Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.

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