Patient Information: How do implants work?

What is an Implant

Comparison of Implahts VS Natural Teeth
Natural Teeth Implants
  • Periodontal ligament supports the root of the tooth
    to absorb external impact and allow natural movement.
  • Nerve fibers allow tactile sensations of pressure and movement.
  • Damaged bones are capable of repairing itself. Since the teeth
    can move, a new point of balance will be found between
    forces acting on them.
  • Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that is submerged into the jaw bone to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look and function like natural teeth.
  • If there is insufficient bone for attachment, the patient's bone or an artificial bone must be grafted.

 

Implants may not completely replace natural teeth, but are the best alternative for treatment available today. But even implants may result in the bones becoming weak, or
causing abnormal sensations, from improper surgical procedures, so a dentists knowledge, experience and skill is preferable to selecting a provider based on cost alone.

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