Important Facts about Dental Implants
Dental implants are porcelain replacements for teeth that are missing due to due to decay, gum disease, or injury. An implant might be an option for you if you have enough bone mass in your jaw to support it, and are in otherwise healthy condition. If your dentist recommends this treatment, and it is one you are considering, there are some important facts to know.
Facts about Dental Implants
• The placement of implants reduces the pressure on other teeth that can bear added stress when eating and other activity in that area of the mouth.
• There is no need to cut down enamel from adjacent teeth in order to place implants, as required for bridge work.
• Dental implants typically last longer than other, similar appliances
• The addition can control or approve facial structure that may be affected due to the loss of a tooth.
• Can improve the ability to chew, speak, and other similar common activities.
Some other facts may indicate disadvantages of the procedure that patients should be aware of, as well. Because of the osseointegration process, a healing period between appointments is required, and can last anywhere between two and nine months. Due to the material used, which is typically porcelain, there is a risk of the implant loosening and even fracturing when under excess stress. Implants should otherwise be treated just like your other, natural teeth. You can brush and floss like normal, and your teeth should be seen by a dentist just as often as before.
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