Dental implants are made of titanium, one of the most bio-compatible materials on the market, which means even if you have a metal allergy you are still likely to be an excellent candidate for implants.
The implant is designed to function as the root of a tooth, meaning it is placed entirely in the jaw bone, just as your tooth's natural root is.
The top portion of the implant can be a single tooth, a part of a bridge helping to replace multiple teeth, or a component designed to improve a denture or partial denture.
If you've never been a dental implant patient before, the concept and process can be confusing and foreign as implants are not what most people think of as day-to-day dentistry. However, implants quickly became the gold standard for tooth replacement after being introduced to dentistry in the early 1980s due to how versatile and predictable they are.
The most common indication is missing tooth.
It can also be used as a group to support implant bridges.
If there are enough implants , a denture can be made to snap it in and out or a full set can also be permanently fixed.
DOES IT HURT ?
Its usually even easier than removing the tooth it replaces.
HOW LONG DOES IT LASTS ?
If proper hygiene is maintained then implants can last for decades or even a lifetime , just like the natural tooth.
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