ental implants are used to replace missing teeth. The titanium post, which mimics a tooth root, is implanted into the jawbone which then provides a platform for a replacement tooth to be placed on to. Implants are similar to dentures but are much sturdier and long-lasting.
Patients who require more than a bridge or those who are not candidates for dentures may qualify for dental implants. In order to have a dental implant placed, a patient must have healthy jawbone and gums to properly support it.
Proper dental care is important
With dental implants, it is crucial that patients brush and floss their teeth at least two times a day. Proper at-home dental care helps to minimize the risk of food or article particles getting trapped near the implant. Those with implants will also want to avoid eating very hard foods, such as hard candy and ice, as this can cause issues.
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