Dental implants have been called one of the most important advances in dentistry, and it’s easy to see why. An implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.
One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. One of their great benefits, aside from functionality, is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.
In some cases, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.
To find out more about dental implants from Durham Dental Group, contact our office. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and clear braces from Invisalign. Make an appointment with us today.
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