How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are the most advanced restoration for replacing teeth available today. They look and work just like your own natural teeth, and once they are in position, they will even feel like a normal part of your smile. You can brush, floss, and expect them to last as long as your own teeth. Dr. Frame, our dental implant dentist, can help you decide if implants are right for you.The implant is designed to take the place of the root of the tooth that was lost. It consists of a tapered or cylinder-shaped titanium post and is surgically implanted into the jawbone. As your bone heals, the implant is integrated into the bone tissue. This creates a long-lasting foundation for the new tooth that will be attached to the implant. While the implants heal, you will wear temporary restorations, but once they have fused with the bone tissue, the implants will be strong and sturdy enough to support crowns, a bridge, or a denture, depending on the number of teeth you have lost.
You can expect to enjoy several benefits from your new implants. First, they will keep your restorations sturdy so that you can continue eating everything you enjoy. There is no risk of your implants slipping out of position or irritating your gums. Your other teeth do not need to be altered to support the implants, and, perhaps most importantly, the design of the implants helps keep the bone tissue properly stimulated, which strengthens it. Call us today to learn more about implants or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frame.
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