What Are Dental Implants And How Are They Implanted?

Posted on: 22 June 2022


Dental implants are a faux tooth that is implanted directly into the gums. They work just like your natural teeth and are permanently set in your mouth. These implants are not taken out, unlike a bridge or false teeth. If you have a missing tooth or you have several missing teeth, implants can be used to replace your tooth/teeth. Read on for more information about dental implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are created to look just like a natural tooth, so you can't even tell the difference between your natural teeth and the implant. Dental implants are created to match your natural teeth and are formed to fit in the gap where your missing tooth or teeth once were. Implants are made of a very durable material, usually titanium to help prevent them from falling apart or getting damaged. Dental implants are permanent in the mouth and aren't removed when eating or sleeping, unlike other types of faux teeth. Implants can get damaged with time, they can crack or break, just like your natural teeth. You have to take good care of your teeth, and you have to take good care of your dental implants as well. 

How Are Dental Implants Implanted?

Dental implants are inserted into the gums using a titanium screw. There is a post inserted through the gums and into the jaw bone, then the implant is screwed into the post. You have to have a healthy jaw bone in order to have dental implants. If you have poor bone structure, or your gums aren't healthy enough, dental implants may not be right for you. Dental implants are for those that have healthy gums and a healthy jaw bone. If you do not, false teeth may be a better option. You should discuss this option with your dentist to see if this is the right type of dental procedure for you and if you qualify for dental implants.

Dental implants are permanent and can give you the smile you want, especially if you have missing teeth. Dental implants can be used for any of the teeth in your mouth, so if you are missing just one tooth, or several, they can be implanted into your mouth and give you back your smile. Make an appointment to discuss dental implants with your dentist today and get the smile you deserve and get full use of your teeth with dental implants.