Dental implants are an extremely powerful dental technology at the disposal of dentists today. They allow for the permanent placement and secure attachment of dental restorations, such as dental crowns, dental bridges, or even complete and partial dentures (commonly referred to as “denture implants”). Implant-supported restorations have a number of important advantages when compared to their removable and fixed counterparts. These advantages include improved functionality (biting and chewing ability), minimum bone resorption (jawbone loss) that can occur in the absence of a natural tooth root system, and no involvement (i.e. tooth preparation) of the healthy adjacent teeth.

Dental implants consist of small titanium “screws” that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Over time, the bone grows around the dental implants, holding them firmly in place in a process called osseointegration. After the initial placement and a few months of healing, the dental implants are restored with a white tooth crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture.

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