Dental implants replace natural missing teeth
Dental implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace one or more teeth that are next to each other. Implants are an effective way to replace missing natural teeth. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident, dental implants may be a good option. You may want to choose dental implants if:
• You hide your smile because you have missing teeth
• Your dentures are not comfortable
• You are not happy with your removable partial dentures
• You do not have or do not want your other teeth to anchor a bridge restoration
People may choose implants to replace a single tooth, more than one tooth, or to support a full set of dentures.
Dental implants are made of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials. Millions of implants are placed by dentists every year in the United States, which makes them a very common and popular option for replacing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer firm support to natural teeth and have many benefits, including these:
•Implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth. This is very important for eating and speaking normally.
•Implants feel more natural than removable partial or conventional complete dentures because of their secure fit.
•A single tooth implant is a stand-alone unit and doesn’t involve treating the teeth next to it.
•Implants help to preserve the bone after teeth are lost or removed.
•Implants are a good value. They may seem like a more expensive option at first, but they can last a lifetime if you take good care of them.
How long does it take to replace teeth using dental implants?
Each patient is different. After an initial consultation with Dr. Thomas F. Friscia D.D.S. F.A.G.D., provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated amount of time to complete the process. Total treatment time depends on your needs, medical and dental history, jawbone condition, and the technique and materials used. It can be as short as a few months, or more than a year for more complex conditions.
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