Dental implants are a permanent replacement for lost teeth. They restore the function and appearance of your smile, and they also help prevent the bone loss that usually results when a tooth is lost.
A dental implant consists of an artificial tooth root and a device called an “abutment.” Both EW made from titanium, which bonds readily to bone and won’t irritate the soft tissues of your mouth. The artificial root is surgically placed in your jawbone, where it integrates with your bone tissue to form a strong bond. The abutment is attached to the part of the implant that protrudes from your gums, and a restoration such as a crown or implant-supported bridge is attached to the abutment.
Once they are in place, dental implants are indistinguishable from natural teeth. The implant itself can last the rest of your life, with proper care. It may be necessary from time to time to replace the crown or other restoration as they wear out.
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