Here’s what else you need to know about dental implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a biocompatible, man-made substitute that replaces missing tooth roots. Usually made of titanium, implants come in various shapes and sizes to fit the situation. These cylindrical bars are placed into bone allowing them to lay undisturbed while the bone heals around them, locking them in like an anchor. After a few months, the implants are used as a foundation for replacing the missing teeth.
Dental implants are the most stable to the very real problem of missing teeth. Dental implants restore lost chewing ability, enhance appearance, end embarrassment, and give a boost of self-confidence to patients who need them. Because of proven success, preservation of existing teeth, and no susceptibility to dental decay (cavities), dental implants are the answer to missing teeth. They are a real breakthrough!
Please keep in mind that our dentists do not place the actual implant. We will refer you to a local oral surgeon for the implantation. You’ll return to our office after the healing process is complete for the next steps.
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Benefits of Dental Implants
There are severalfor your smile. Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants offer patients:
- A permanent, no slip fit
- Freedom to enjoy an unrestricted diet
- Easier chewing and speaking ability
- A decreased risk of infection or gum disease (compared to dentures)
- Lower overall maintenance
If you have missing teeth but you’re not sold on dental implants, our Troy dental office also offers: