What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a procedure the dentist can do to replace a missing tooth or teeth, instead of the patient having a part plate or bridgework done.  While the process takes longer to complete, it offers a good alternative that mimics natural teeth more closely and once done there is no discomfort or need to do anything extra such as removing a plate and cleaning it.Dental Implants

The first step when getting implants is for the dentist to x-ray the gums to ensure there is enough bone width and density to hold the screw securely. Once he is sure everything is suitable for this kind of treatment, he will drill down into the bone and screw the implant into place, then stitch the gum closed over the top.

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