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What Are The Key Features Of Dental Implants?

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
What Are The Key Features Of Dental Implants?Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth and root structure of the mouth, restoring functionality and appearance to the mouth and face. Dental implants also play an important role in improving overall oral health, as they do not come loose or fall out like removable dentures can over time, which can result in gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues. To help you learn more about dental implants, their function, the materials used to make them, and what to expect before and after your procedure, here are some of the key features of dental implants.

Replacing missing teeth.

If you're missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer a fast and natural-looking way to replace them. Traditional dentures can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing, especially in social situations where you might want to smile. And false teeth can also cause speech problems by changing your pronunciation. With an implant, you'll have a full set of teeth again—and they'll look completely natural.

Material used to make the implants.

There are three materials used to make dental implants. The first is titanium, which is a metal that can be biocompatible or not depending on how it's processed. The other two materials are zirconium and ceramic. Both zirconium and ceramic have very strong qualities and they're also non-allergenic and don't come with an allergic reaction in most people who use them for dental implants. However, one main problem with these ceramics is that they break easily when hit by hard objects; therefore if you decide to get ceramic dental implants there needs to be another type of implant implanted with it to help protect against any harm coming its way.

Placement of dental implant.

For a dental implant to be successful, it must be placed in an ideal location. During surgery, our dentist will assess for these three key elements: bone level, tissue quality and proximity to teeth. If all three are favorable (and they usually are), then you're good to go. If not, the dentist may have to make adjustments – or recommend another solution.

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