A dental implant provides an ideal tooth root replacement and acts as a stable support and bridge for crownwork and dentures. Made from pure titanium, dental implants are biocompatible and therefore tolerated by the human body. A titanium implant is implanted in the toothless area of the jawbone. The jawbone fuses with the titanium surface providing a strong anchorage for the implant. The implant functions as a support for the dental prosthesis constructed over it.
Advantages of Dental Implants?
- Implants are aesthetically pleasing as they feel and look like your natural teeth.
- When properly maintained they can often last for a lifetime.
- There is no impact on adjacent teeth. With a conventional bridge, adjacent teeth must take the chewing load for teeth covering a gap. In addition, tooth material from the adjacent teeth must be removed in order to anchor the bridge.
- Dental implants help preserve the function and quality of alveolar bone in the jaw. Bone subjected to normal chewing loads tends to remain healthy and functional. With conventional bridges there is no bone load beneath the replaced teeth so bone atrophy often results.
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