What You Need To Know...

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Restoring the smile with dental implants is the ideal option for patients who are seeking tooth restoration of one or more teeth in the smile. This may be due to periodontal disease or an injury to the smile. The implant process begins with a metal post that is surgically placed in the jaw. The bone that surrounds the implant requires time to heal, and after this has occurred, a crown is placed over the abutment of the implant. Though dental implants are costlier than other methods of replacement such as bridges and dentures, they are a superior solution. They are stronger than natural teeth and last for decades with proper care. They are a more favorable solution to bridges as they do not depend on the surrounding teeth for support.

Dental implants do require patients to have adequate bone and healthy gum tissues. Patients committed to maintaining excellent oral hygiene habits and continued visits to the dentist for cleanings and examinations will enjoy the long-term success that dental implants can provide.