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Dental Implants Support for Patients in Leeds

2433646_sA dental implant is a root device (a metal rod typically made from titanium), that a specialised built in screw equipped to hold a false tooth or teeth in place. Once the jawbone has fused with the inserted implant, a crown, denture or bridge can be attached onto the screw. Like natural teeth, dental implants can help stimulate bone growth. Dental implants are particularly helpful in this case, as when a tooth is lost the resulting jaw bone loss can be a major problem.

Problems with missing teeth

As the jaw bone continues to shrink, dentures will be less likely to fit and the entire structure of the mouth can be irreversibly compromised. This results in very minimal support for removable dentures or crowns and can lead to other problems related to poorly fitted dentures.

How do dental implants work?

As mentioned before, dental implants are comprised of a titanium rod and it’s this titanium which makes an implant so well suited for helping growth. Titanium is the most bio-compatible metals of them all; not only is it strong and flexible, it has also been found to encourage bone growth and enhance the bone regeneration around the dental implant, preventing a valuable loss of bone structure.

However, different factors can affect the implant’s success in achieving bone growth. The bone density in the place where the implant is being fitted will affect how successful bone growth is around the implant and is in fact one of the most important factors. Maintaining good oral health also is a major factor in how well the regenerating bones respond to the titanium so it’s important that you keep up with brushing your teeth.

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