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Dental Implant – how does it work?

Losing even just one tooth can be devastating to a person’s appearance and confidence. Dental implants offer a superb, permanent solution that helps to redress the negative impact for people who have lost teeth, wear dentures or are about to have teeth removed.

Dental implants are small dental appliances surgically inserted into both the upper and lower jaws to replace one or more missing or diseased teeth. Today more and more people are choosing dental implants over removable dentures or fixed bridges. That’s largely because dentures and bridges have several disadvantages. For example, bridges can affect nearby healthy teeth, and dentures may cause bone loss in the area where the teeth are missing.


Dental implants are like artificial tooth roots and can be used in both the upper and lower jaws. Resembling screws, they are made from metal called titanium and other materials that are safe for use in the human body.

A dental professional surgically attaches the implants to the jawbone and gum tissue. The implants then can be used as an anchor for dental crowns, or artificial replacement teeth.

Patients who are in good health and have healthy gums and adequate bone to support implants are usually considered candidates for dental implants. If you are self-conscious about your missing, diseased, or decayed teeth, ask your dental professional if dental implants are a good option for you.


Dental implants are not for everyone so you should make an appointment to see your Blueberry dentist for a thorough examination and discussion.The quality and quantity of jaw bone will be the key factors in selecting the treatment. Consequently, your dentist will discuss a treatment plan that is right for you only after an examination and x-ray to determine your bone strength and gum condition.



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