I don’t know about you – but I’ve been self-conscious about my smile since I can remember.

Growing up I suffered from gum disease, which meant that my irritating gums soon lead to tooth loss.

Being twenty and having missing teeth was horrific. I was even scared to go on job interviews.

And at the time I thought dentures was my only option.

That was until I discovered dental implants…

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge or dental implants in place.

Dental implants are composed of metallic cylinders that are surgically placed into the jawbone sedation where original teeth once existed.

Impacted Tooth Dental implants are used to anchor loose teeth in place by being implanted alongside the loose teeth and Orthodontics anchoring to them with splinted crowns and can be made of various materials that compatible with human tissue.

  • Typically, a surgical metal called titanium is used to make dental implants as it is very compatible with human tissue.
  • A dental implant is a metal screw that is placed into the jaw bone and functions as an anchor for a false tooth.
  • Implants can be used to replace small bridges, removable partial dentures and even missing single teeth.
  • An endosteal implant is the most commonly used type of implant.

The procedure/treatment

A dental implant can be shaped like a screw, cylinder or blade that is surgically placed into the jawbone.

The implant is surgically placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to fuse with the bone to serve as an anchor for a replacement tooth.

They can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth and are a proven restorative tool with a long clinical history.

An abutment acts as a base for a crown and is inserted into the implant at the time of implant placement.

For aesthetic reasons, it is often possible to have a fixed transitional restoration immediately after implant placement.

Dental implants offer a smile that feels and looks natural. They require the same maintenance as real teeth, such as brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.

There are many ways to replace tooth crowns, but only dental implants can replace the entire tooth including both crown and root.

Does insurance pay for dental implants?

Implants can work out to be very expensive. But there are many clinics and dental studios that offer affordable options and payment plans.

For example, the dentist I chose (Perfect Practices) provides 0% finance that is spread over 24 months, which meant I got the best treatment that I was able to pay off over time. Learn more here.

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