What are Dental Implants?

posted on 12/30/2019 in General

Dentures, bridges, and crowns aren’t the only alternatives available to people who suffer from missing or failing teeth. Dental implants are an effective long-term solution that has grown in popularity because they can fit, feel, and function like natural teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are tooth roots that are surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath your gum line, at which point your dentist can then mount them with fixed or removable replacement teeth designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth. For this surgical procedure to be possible, you will need to have healthy gums and adequate bone.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Implants allow you to talk, eat and smile with absolute confidence. Whereas conventional dentures can slip or shift in your mouth, dental implants are fused to your jawbone, ensuring your replacement teeth are held securely in place. Dental implants also offer their natural appearance, improved comfort and unequaled convenience.

What is proper oral care for dental implants?

It is critical that you commit to keeping your dental implants clean and healthy with daily oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. Implants are built to last, but ultimately their long-term success will be determined by the quality of consistent oral care you’re willing to provide.

If you need replacement teeth and feel you have the gums and bone to support dental implants, call your local Kimball & Beecher office to schedule a consultation.

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