Dental implants are like artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are placed surgically into your jaw. They support a strong fake tooth or crown. Unlike dentures, dental implants don't need to attach to neighboring teeth. They can help you chew better, last longer, and look natural. People call them the third set of human teeth and they're becoming a popular way to replace missing teeth. Click here to learn more of the value of full mouth implants
There are three parts to a dental implant:
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One of the best things about dental implants is that they help you chew normally again, and keep your bones healthy. The implant takes the place of your roots and teeth, so you can chew just like before. It also stimulates your jawbone to grow, which keeps it healthy. Getting dental implants can also help keep you from getting gum disease. When you're missing teeth, food and bacteria can get stuck in your mouth and cause gum disease. Problems with eating can also lead to problems with your digestive system and malnutrition. Dental implants can help fix all of these problems.
Full mouth dental implants look and work just like real teeth. When dental implants are done right, they don't feel like a foreign object in your mouth and there's no metal sticking out. This makes it easier to take care of your mouth and teeth, and it feels comfortable and looks great, especially if you're fixing your front teeth. Being able to eat normally is a big part of enjoying life, and good teeth make people feel confident when they smile in front of others, which can help them feel more comfortable.
The goal of full mouth dental implants is to make them look and work like natural teeth. There are two parts to dental implants: the root and the crown. The root is made of pure titanium metal, which is safe for your body. The jawbone grows around the implants and penetrates within the dental implants structure. This biological connection between the implant and the surrounding bone is intended to be permanent and lifelong, as opposed to a mechanical connection that can be unscrewed from the jawbone. If the oral surgeon does the surgery right, dental implants can last for the rest of your life.