There are several reasons why you might lose teeth as an adult. From catching that baseball in the mouth to periodontal disease, tooth loss is more common than you might think. You might be worried you will have to live with a gapped smile or purchase dentures. However, there is a procedure to help restore your smile without the need for dentures or surrounding tooth reduction: tooth implants.
Tooth implants are gaining popularity because of their seamlessly natural appearance, and permanent placement in the gums. Although this procedure can be more expensive, and most insurance does not cover it yet, implants can be a superior solution to tooth loss.
Just as the name suggests, tooth implants are permanent because of an implant into the jawbone below the gums. Endosteal Implants consist of a surgically placed implant into the socket of the missing tooth, which the bone then heal around and fuses to. After the jaw is fully healed, a post is connected to the implant which your dentist can attach a perfectly molded, and color-matched, artificial tooth to.
One of the most important things to remember with dental implants, is the need for continued oral care. Even though the teeth are artificial, you must still make sure to brush, floss, and use mouthwash daily, as well as visit your dentist regularly, to ensure their long-term success.
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