Why do dental implants work so well?
Dental implants are an amazing permanent tooth replacement option. Until now, there hasn’t really been a solution for missing teeth that works as a functional replacement tooth.
They may seem like a recent innovation, but dental implants have been in use for about twenty years. A lot of research has gone into perfecting dental implants, and now they are the tooth replacement method of choice.
A small titanium post is placed in the jaw, and once the jaw has healed completely, the implant becomes part of the jawbone. After healing is complete, a small extension called an abutment is attached to the implant.
Finally, a dental crown is secured permanently to the abutment. The result is a tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.
The secret to the long-term success of dental implants is the titanium in the post. Titanium is a bio-compatible material, meaning that the post integrates completely with the bone surrounding it.
A dental implant also serves the important purpose of acting as a replacement root for the missing tooth. This adds further stability and protects the jawbone from deterioration.
Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has been placing dental implants for many years. If you have further questions about dental implants and how they work, please don’t hesitate to contact us.