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How Do Dental Implants Work?

Smiling brunette woman in dental chair waiting for a dental implant

If you need to replace missing teeth, you have probably heard about dental implants as a treatment option. But how do dental implants work?

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are made of titanium and are used to create an artificial tooth root. They are made of strong material in order to serve as a permanent foundation for the artificial teeth. This foundation is created when Dr. Chaney drills into your jaw bone and screws the implant into your jaw. Don’t worry, you’re under sedation for this procedure! In a few months, the bone will fuse around the titanium post to create a solid, permanent foundation for the replacement tooth. Next, your replacement teeth will be screwed into the post. You’ll have the smile of your dreams because those replacement teeth are custom made to match your natural teeth’s size, shape, and color.

What Are the Benefits?

First, dental implants allow your replacement teeth to look completely natural. As mentioned above, the replacement teeth are made just for you so that they fit seamlessly in with the rest of your natural teeth. They are also a great option for replacing missing teeth because they are permanent and fixed. Other replacement options such as dentures can slip around in your mouth and can be uncomfortable to wear. Another benefit is that implants won’t alter your speech. They are also easier to eat with. Finally, dental implants can last for a very long time. As long as you properly care for them (by brushing them twice a day, flossing around them at least once a day, and eating a diet that’s low in carbs and sugars), they can last for twenty-five years or more.

Am I a Candidate?

A healthy and strong jawbone and healthy oral tissues are essential to qualify for the procedure. If you think you might be a good candidate for dental implants, give us a call to schedule a consultation. We offer flexible financing options to help you afford the smile you desire.

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