WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement.  Essentially, a dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth.  A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically positioned into the jawbone, beneath your gum tissue.  Because these implants fuse to your bone, they provide a strong and stable foundation for long-term support of replacement teeth.

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If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported teeth, you will find they have the same basic parts.

Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food) and both have a “root” that is anchored into the jaw.

 

 

 

 

 

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