Friday, November 26, 2010

Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Dental Implants are permanent tooth replacements that look and feel so much like natural teeth, patients usually forget they’re not.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Since the implant integrates into the structure of the bone, it prevents the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. Implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental Implants are so natural looking and secure that the patient will never give a second thought when biting into a crisp apple. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Under the proper conditions and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.