Understanding Dental Implants

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Are you having issues with a missing tooth or missing teeth? If so, dental implants might be the right choice for you.

A natural tooth consists of white enamel and a supporting root that goes into the jawbone. A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth, and it is surgically implanted into your jawbone.

Dental implants are predominantly made of up of titanium because it is biocompatible with your body. After it is implanted into your jawbone, the bone around the dental implant will begin the process of healing, which is called osseointegration. This is what makes the dental implant so strong. The bone actually grows around it and holds it in place, which takes some time to heal properly.

When the dental implant is done healing in your jawbone, it is time to attach the replacement tooth, which your dentist will match in size, shape, and color to your natural teeth so it will be indistinguishable. Now you will be able to eat, talk, and smile with confidence! You will also have extremely improved oral hygiene.

Give us a call today so you can schedule yourself a consultation for a happier smile.