Dental implants are a great way of replacing missing teeth. If you are considering a dental implant, you may have some questions about the procedure. Take a look at this blog post to learn the basics of dental implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are small screw-like posts made out of titanium. They act as an artificial tooth root for the crown. Dental implants are placed where your tooth root use to be and replace the root of the missing tooth.
Implants are made of titanium because its properties are known to fuse well to human bone. Once the dental implant is placed, it will be allowed to heal for 3-6 months. After the implants have been placed and allowed to heal, they can be used to support a crown, denture, or even a dental bridge, in some cases.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants have several benefits that might make them right for you.
- Natural look and feel — Because implants replace the root of your tooth; they are securely anchored in your jaw. This means implant crowns look and feel completely natural when you are smiling, eating and speaking.
- Permanent, Long-Lasting Restoration — Dental implants typically have a life span of 30 years, and could last the rest of your life with proper care and treatment. This makes them a great long- term investment.
- Minimal Maintenance Required — Dental implants do not require any special maintenance. Simply brush and floss regularly and go to your oral exam and teeth cleaning appointments.
Can Dental Implants Be Used to Replace More Than One Tooth?
Yes! It’s common for a single dental implant to be used to treat a single missing tooth. However, dental implants can be used for several other prosthetics. Multiple dental implants can be used to replace an entire arch of teeth.
Come in For A Dental Implant Consultation Now!
One of Dental Implant Treatment Coordinator would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have about dental implant treatment. Call us in North Oaks at North Oaks Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 651-482-0065 or Roseville at Roseville Office Phone Number 651-636-2420.