Dental Implants Improve Attitude to Life

Dental ImplantsPeople tend not to smile if they are missing one or more teeth. People who want to find their smile once again can opt to get dental implants. Aside from missing teeth, people hide their smile due to unsecured dentures. They also find it hard to chew their food because of the missing teeth.

You can easily solve the problems above with dental implants, which is root form replacements made of titanium. The metal has the ability to fuse to the bone. It is strong and stable once it is fused. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or used as attachments to secure dentures.

There are mini dental implants that have small width than the standard dental implants. They are weaker because they have less surface area to fuse with the jawbone. Mini dental implants are used to hold dentures. The wide body implant is used to replace a tooth. Mini dental implants are cheaper and can be placed in thin bones.

People who are interested in dental implants must have healthy gums with adequate bone to support the implant. The potential client must be able to maintain a meticulous oral hygiene and go to regular dental visits. These are important to get long term success of dental implants.

Dental implants are more expensive than other tooth replacement methods. Most major insurance providers cover less than ten percent of the implant fees.

There are two types of dental implants. The first one is the endosteal implant. It is implanted into the jawbone. Once the gums are healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. The second type is subperiosteal implant that is made of metal frame that is placed on the jawbone below the gum tissue. As soon as the gums heal, the frame is fixed to the jawbone.

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