Dental implants have become an increasingly popular solution for missing or damaged teeth as technology advances. Unlike dentures, which can be uncomfortable and require frequent adjustments, dental implants provide a permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They are typically made of titanium or other biocompatible materials that are safe for the body. Once the implant is placed, the bone in the jaw fuses with the implant over time, creating a secure foundation for the replacement tooth. Why are dental implants used?
Dental implants replace one or more missing teeth, providing a more natural-looking and functional solution than traditional dentures. They can also support a bridge or denture in cases where multiple teeth are missing. Dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options. They are durable and long-lasting, often lasting for many years or even a lifetime with proper care. They also provide a more natural appearance and feel, allowing patients to confidently eat, speak, and smile.

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How are dental implants placed?

Dental implant placement is typically performed in several stages. First, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. The surrounding bone can heal and fuse with the implant over several months, creating a strong and stable foundation. Once the implant has fused with the bone, an abutment is attached to the implant, which serves as a connection point for the replacement tooth or bridge. Finally, the replacement tooth or bridge is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration.

Most people with good overall health and sufficient jawbone density are good candidates for

dental implants. However, individuals who smoke or have certain medical conditions that affect

bone healing may not be suitable candidates.

If you are considering dental implants, your dentist will thoroughly evaluate them to determine

whether they are the right choice.

Dental implants provide a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for missing or damaged

teeth. Proper care and maintenance can provide a lifetime of benefits, including improved

appearance, function, and oral health. If you are considering dental implants, talk to your dentist

at Premiere Dental about this exciting dental technology and whether it is right for you.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?