What are Dental Implants?

The modern dental implant was first perfected by Swedish surgeon P.I. Banemark back in 1952. He discovered that titanium fuses with natural bone, building on a

 good basis began by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry formed a year earlier. His method was so successful that he switched from working with knee and joint orthopedics to implant dentistry as his specialty.

About half a million people in the United States receive dental implants every year. It is quite a popular option for people missing teeth, and those wanting an alternative to dentures and bridges.

In practice, dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth. They are implanted by titanium screws directly into your jaw bone. Your body then grows bone around the screw, helping it become a permanent part of your jaw.

The upper part of the implant is a natural-looking tooth that is a copy of your tooth. When you smile no one will know the difference. You will still look like yourself. However, you may feel a giant boost of confidence; smiling more and eating foods that you couldn’t enjoy earlier with a removable bridge or dentures.

This state-of-the-art solution for missing or rotten teeth that cannot be repaired can also be the answer for you. Candidates for dental implants have missing or damaged teeth and adequate jawbone mass.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, contact us for an evaluation. We’ll advise the best way to have a permanent, more convenient alternative to dentures.

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