Dental implants are an innovative and revolutionary way of restoring lost or missing teeth. They closely resemble real teeth, both in feel and appearance and better yet, they are permanent. Here are a few commonly asked questions about dental implants.
What are dental implants?
They are artificial replacement teeth that are anchored directly into the jawbone to look and feel like real teeth. They are custom made to fit your mouth and are the most solid form of dental restoration. They can help you to eat and speak more easily and restore the cosmetic appearance of your smile.
What does the procedure involve?
A small titanium screw is drilled directly into the jaw and left to fuse with the bone and gum tissue over several weeks. This then acts as an anchor for an artificial dental crown, which will be attached during a subsequent appointment. The procedure is relatively painless, especially when you consider the possible benefits of the implant.
Why are they better than traditional restorations?
Although dentures and dental bridges have their place, nothing can compare the solid nature of a dental implant. Because they are the only restoration to be anchored directly to the jawbone they feel more like a real tooth than any other dental substitute.
Am I a candidate for a dental implant?
If you have missing teeth and your jaw and gums are in relatively good condition you may well be a candidate for a dental implant. Make an appointment with a City of Leeds dentist to see if you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant.
How long do they last?
A dental implant can last you for the rest of your life.
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