A dental implant is a titanium replacement for the root of a tooth. It provides a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth that are made to match natural teeth. Millions of Americans suffer tooth loss as a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. In the past, bridges and dentures were the only treatment options for missing teeth, but presently, dental implants are becoming increasingly popular.
Although dental implants were born out of the need to secure loose-fitting dentures, implant techniques now provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including Single Tooth Replacement, Anterior Replacement, Posterior Replacement and Full Upper Replacement.
Dental implants are desirable because of the associated advantages including improved appearance, speech, comfort, oral health and durability. With good care, many implants last a lifetime as they are metal and rarely break.
A patient who has received a dental implant must pay close attention to oral hygiene. Lack of proper oral hygiene can lead to an onset of bacteria attack, causing the gums to swell and jaw bones to gradually recede. Recession of the jawbone will weaken implants and eventually, the implant would have to be removed. It is advisable to visit the dentist at least twice a year to ensure the health of your implants.
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