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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to support a crown, bridge, or denture. They are made of titanium and are surgically implanted into the jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the replacement teeth.

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or decay. They can help to improve the appearance, function, and health of your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Natural-looking and feeling
  • Strong and durable
  • Helps to preserve jawbone density
  • Improved speech and chewing function
  • Easy to care for and maintain

Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation with a dentist to determine candidacy and plan the treatment
  2. Surgical placement of the implant in the jawbone
  3. Healing period to allow the implant to integrate with the bone
  4. Attachment of an abutment (a small connector piece) to the implant
  5. Creation and placement of the crown, bridge, or denture on top of the abutment

The entire process can take several months to complete, and multiple visits to the dentist will be required. Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your implants and ensure the best possible outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure, and any discomfort can be managed with pain medication. The recovery period may involve some swelling and soreness, but this can also be managed with medication and rest.
Are dental implants permanent?