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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth. It also helps stop or prevent jawbone loss. A dental implant has several benefits. Like the roots of natural teeth, it stimulates the jawbone when you chew. This preserves the jawbone and keeps it healthy. An implant is comfortable, strong and secure. When the restoration is in place, the implant looks and feels much like natural teeth.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are now the standard of care. This can include trauma to the front teeth. If you have lost teeth and feel self-conscious to smile or talk, a dental implant can help restore your smile. By replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants stimulate and maintain the jawbone, which directly helps maintain facial features.
The tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implant post, anchoring it securely in the jaw.
When the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post is attached to the tooth root implant that will hold the new tooth. The new replacement tooth will be based upon a model of the patient's bite made from impressions taken of their teeth. The color of the new tooth will also be matched to the color of the patient's own teeth to create the most natural appearance possible.Get a Free Online