Dental Implants are a new to replace teeth that have been lost so that patients can feel confident about their smile. After getting dental implants, all normal function of teeth is restored and will also look natural. By surgically placing an anchor into the jawbone, artificial teeth can be placed to allow the artificial tooth to look and feel as if it were a real tooth.
Dental implants are becoming more and more popular. The procedure begins by first surgically placing the implant into the jawbone underneath the gum to allow for bonding to the bone. After about 2-6 months, after the implant has bonded to the bone and healed, a second surgical procedure will be done to attach small posts so that the artificial tooth can be placed into the implant.
Losing teeth can often be difficult for patients to overcome. Many patients that have gotten dental implants see a great improvement in their quality of life and also feel more confident in their smile. Often times, when a tooth is lost, the bone that supports the teeth will deteriorate and the structure of the bone will change. Implants will help the bone preserve its structure and prevent bone loss.
With good care and oral hygiene, dental implants can last a very long time. Although implants can be a good option, it may not be the right option for you. If you are unhappy about your smile and missing teeth, ask your dentist if getting implants is an option for you.