When a tooth or teeth need to be extracted, there are a few options for treatment. Dental implants offer the most natural feeling and long lasting replacement possible.
Dental implantation involves creating a foundation within the supporting bone by means of a titanium post. Titanium is a metal that is biocompatible with your body. It is also an incredibly durable metal that will last throughout your life.
Once the titanium has fused with your bone, the dentist will affix an abutment that will allow for the attachment of the crown – the part of the implant that replaces your tooth.
Dental implants are incredibly durable and will most likely last the course of your lifetime without ever needing to be replaced. Small adjustments may need to be made, though those times will be few. Implants are superior to dentures in that they perform exactly as your natural teeth would and require similar care. With implants you can eat whatever you wish, talk in a natural way, and your natural face shape will be preserved.
Dental implants are also the only tooth replacement that stimulates your natural bone. This importance of bone stimulation is that without it, the bone can deteriorate – causing possible loss of other teeth or a change in your face shape and an aged appearance.