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Feb
5

What to Expect from a Dental Implant

Posted in Dental Implants

Dental implants have the potential to help you replace all of your missing teeth. Whether it’s just one or all of them, the reliability and strength that implants offer is far superior than any other type of restorative care.

When you invest in an implant, you get an artificial titanium tooth root that is placed into your mouth. New bone formation will fuse with this root, securely anchoring it into place as if it were a real tooth. After it is surgically placed, it is given about 3-6 months for this process of osseointegration to occur. During that time, a temporary restoration is worn over it for aesthetics, comfort and function. Once fully secured, an abutment is anchored onto the top of the implant root. This is the piece that secures your final restoration.

Restorations placed over implants can be a crown, bridge or even a denture. Only a few implants are needed since they are so strong. Once the restoration is permanently affixed to it, you’ll be able to go on and about your normal routine as if you had never lost your tooth at all. Implants are truly the most natural form of tooth replacement available.

All in all, with dental implants you’re able to have a brand-new, permanent tooth for the rest of your life. Even though restorations placed on top of the implant have the potential to wear down or give out over time, the implant root will still stand strong for decades. Implants are truly one of the greatest investments you can make when it comes to any form of dental treatment. Ask your dentist if implants are an option for you!

Posted on behalf of:
Carolina Comfort Dental
5511 Raeford Rd #255
Fayetteville, NC 28304
(910) 485-0023

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