Are dental implants right for me?
High-quality dental implants can integrate with your existing teeth and with proper care can last the rest of your life. A dental implant can be used to replace a single tooth or potentially all of them. The main question often comes down to cost and commitment to surgery. Dental implants will graft and anchor to your jawline and the tooth will be fitted over the top of it. Typically, there is a temporary tooth in place before being replaced later with a permanent tooth.
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How do implants prevent bone loss?
When a tooth is extracted, it can cause a shortening of the jaw line as space heals. Removal of several, or all of the teeth can result in a significant shortening of the jawline. Dental implants can reduce a contraction in the jawline as long as it is implanted shortly after the tooth is lost. If the implant is installed later, bone grafting may be necessary to extend the jawline.
Will dental implants look like my natural teeth?
Yes, the goal is seamless integration with your existing teeth. In some cases, the implant is created to match the coloration of your existing teeth?
How do implants help denture wearers?
Dental implants can minimize or eliminate the need to wear dentures. Unlike dentures, you do not remove the implants and can properly care for them with simple brushing and flossing.
Are dental implants approved by the FDA?
Yes, the FDA has determined that dental implants are safe and effective.