Have you lost any of your teeth? It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth way back in the day. Unfortunately, adult teeth don’t grow back. If you’re missing one or more teeth, a dental implant may be just what you’ve been looking for.
A dental implant consists of an artificial tooth and an artificial root (usually biocompatible titanium). With local anesthesia, the artificial root is inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue.
There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the crown. An implant is often the prime restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often transpires at the site of a missing tooth.
Dental implants can also be used to anchor a set of dentures. Several implants are placed in the jaw at the front of the mouth, where there is usually more bone. The dentures attach to the implant. Most patients find them far more stable than conventional dentures.
Dental implants have been hailed as one of the greatest advancements in dentistry, and they are available at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Other services include cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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