Dental implants have become the standard of care for teeth replacement and can literally change a person’s life and their perception of how they look. Because they fit, feel and function much like natural teeth, dental implants have rapidly become a popular and effective long-term solution compared to time-honored procedures like dentures, crowns, and bridges.
Dental implants consist of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. A titanium post is surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw and functions as a secure anchor for a replacement tooth. After the gums have healed and a full mouth impression is taken, a custom crown (tooth) is made which firmly attaches to the titanium post. The end result is a stable, strong, natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth.
Many people become self-conscious because of missing teeth, failing teeth, or chronic dental problems. Dental implants last much longer than other dental restorative work and allow people to keep their teeth where they belong – in their mouth.
The dental implant process is typically an outpatient procedure completed in four basic steps by an implant expert over the course of three to nine months (sometimes longer), depending on one’s unique oral health needs.
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