How Dental Implants Work
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There may be a variety of reasons why you are considering dental implants. You may have lost teeth from an injury, decay or other reason. Maybe you previously received dentures and they are no longer working for you and you want to restore a more natural look. Possibly, you just want the freedom to eat and taste certain foods again that your dentures won’t allow. Dental implants may be the answer you have been looking for to enhance your overall appearance and have a healthy smile. Dental implants are commonly sought after due to the how close they mimic our natural teeth. The similarities don’t stop at the appearance either. Dental implants not only look, but work just as natural teeth. Just imagine being able to smile and chew as painlessly as you did before the loss of your teeth, or possibly even better.
Dental implants work simply by replacing natural teeth or where natural teeth should be with artificial teeth. First your dentist will surgically place a post in the jawbone and cover with gum tissue. This post is made of titanium and will serve as the anchor for your new tooth. It is placed in your tooth socket. As this heals the this implant will fuse with your natural jawbone. This process usually takes three to six months. Next, a connector post is placed on top of the implant in order for the replacement teeth to be connected. This post is called an abutment and is usually made porcelain or stainless steel. This step will ensure the strength and durability of the artificial tooth or crown after it is connected. The last step is connecting your crown or artificial tooth to the abutment restoring your smile.
There are many benefits in getting dental implants. Dental can improve your appearance restoring your once again healthy smile. Additionally, they may even improve your speech. Dental implants are strong and durable so with them you will be able to chew food effortlessly without the worry of causing damage or causing pain. Dental implants are not the same for everyone though. There are a variety of factors that determine the method of attaining dental implants. The type of implant that you desire and the condition of your jawbone will also impact how the surgery is done. Doctor Wisdom can answer all your questions and more and help you to improve your quality of life and give you the appearance and function of your teeth that you deserve.
There may be a variety of reasons why you are considering dental implants. You may have lost teeth from an injury, decay or other reason. Maybe you previously received dentures and they are no longer working for you and you want to restore a more natural look. Possibly, you just want the freedom to eat…