You’re probably thinking about getting a dental implant for a loose tooth, and your main doubt is: how do dental implants work? or what do dental implants look like? These are questions we are going to answer in the next article. Besides, not everyone needs a teeth implant, you might be in need of one if you:
- Have one or more missing teeth
- Your jawbone reaches full growth
- Own healthy oral tissues
- It is not possible for you to wear dentures
- The implants can be placed in a bone graft without problems
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How do teeth implants work?
A dental implant is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, commonly with titanium, replacing the missing teeth with functional, lookalike, and artificial teeth. In fact, teeth implant works as an alternative to dentures that don’t fit well or don’t work properly.
Dental implants are integrated entirely within the human bone, as a result living bone grows around the titanium surface to fix them firmly in place. For this reason, they can be used to stabilize an uncomfortable denture or replace missing teeth, moreover, they don’t slip, make noise or cause any damage to the dentures or the bridgework.
What do dental implants look like?
A teeth implant is a long post made of titanium, below this post, is located an abutment that is used to hold and keep the dental crown. Maybe every part of the implant is artificial, but as we say before, it works and looks like a real tooth. However, it is important to mention the crown needs to be replaced every five to 15 years.
Are you in need of a teeth implant? Schedule online with us and get a same-day dental implant or immediate implant. At Mundo Dentistry, 70% of the front and side teeth implant replacements are performed using the immediate replacement protocol.