When tooth loss is inevitable, inserting dental implants is an efficient way to replace them.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
Who can get dental implants?
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or if it has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. A bone graft is a way of adding new bone to your jawbone. Your dental specialist will tell you if bone grafting can be done. - src: cda/adc
Caring for my dental implant(s)
Because dental implants are placed in the jawbone, artificial replacement teeth attached to implants look and act much like natural teeth. Like natural teeth, implants need to be kept clean using a toothbrush and floss. Your dentist will show you the proper cleaning procedure for implants. Regular dental checkups are important so your dentist specialist can make sure that your bite is right and that your implants are not loose. - src: cda/adc
About dental implants
Comfortable and natural looking!
Because dental implants are placed in the jawbone, artificial replacement teeth attached to implants look and act much like natural teeth.
Like natural teeth, implants need to be kept clean using a toothbrush and floss. Your specialist will show you the proper cleaning procedure for implants.
Checkups will be scheduled during the following year so your dentist specialist can be sure your implants are working properly.
Replacing several teeth
When replacing several teeth or all of your teeth, a fixed bridge is anchored to your dental implants. A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth by spanning an area that has no teeth.