Dental implants have now become the standard for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a fixture inserted where a tooth used to be. That fixture then fuses into the jawbone for a few months.
An implant inserted into the jawbone provides a structure for the fixture. That is so that it can mimic a natural tooth and stand on its own. It also means that it does not affect the surrounding teeth because the implant has its root. When a dental implant fuses into the jawbone, it is called ”osseointegration.”
The most common type of metal used for dental implants is titanium. Titanium is the best material for this because the body does not reject it. It is also strong yet lightweight and does not corrode or rust over time.
Dental implants are an alternative to bridgework and dentures, depending on your existing oral and bone health. To find out dental implants are an option for you, make an appointment with one of our dentists in Newmarket.
It’s also vital that you are not a smoker for this treatment. This procedure takes over several months to check the progress of the implant integrating into the bone. The success rate for dental implants is about 98%.
As dental implants help fill in the gaps of your teeth, they also help improve speech. With those benefits, you can expect to gain confidence as you’re able to smile a little bit brighter.