Dental Implants – A Brief Overview

Dental implants are artificial parts that replace missing teeth with dental parts. It is artificial yet real and can be used for replacing any tooth in the mouth including wisdom teeth, dentures, bridges, dentures, implants, crowns and more. A dental implant is basically a small titanium screw that interfaces with your gums or bone to support a dental implant like a crown, bridge, dentures, facial implant or orthodontic headgear. There are many benefits of dental implants including but not limited to oral health, jaw pain relief, jaw joint mobility, appearance and mouth and facial appearance. Implants also have the ability to move independently and can be used for aesthetic purposes as well.Visit Unionville dental implants for more details.

Dental implants are usually placed by means of a surgical procedure and it takes a general anesthesia to facilitate the entire surgery. The surgical procedures for placing dental implants include the placement of prosthetic teeth, the attachment of an endosteal grafted into a healthy tooth, the attachment of a prosthetic crown to a damaged tooth and the installation of an endosteal plate with a dental bridge. These implants are made of one of two types of materials; porcelain or titanium. Generally titanium, since it is more resistant to wear and tear, is the material of choice because it can be molded into any form, shape or size before the actual implantation takes place.

An implant is surgically placed in the bone where your natural teeth once were. Once the dental implant has been successfully placed, it is time for you to regain your chewing ability. When all is said and done, it is important to note that dental implants will not fully restore your original teeth or even denture; they are just temporary devices that are needed while you heal and continue to use artificial teeth or dentures. Once your natural teeth have healed and you are able to eat and chew you will no longer need to worry about missing teeth or bad breath.

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5011 Hwy 7, Unionville, ON L3R 1N1
905-415-7700