Understanding the Process of Dental Implants and How They Can Improve Oral Health

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What are dental implants?

A dental implant is an alternative to a bridge, dentures or another device used to replace lost or damaged teeth. Dental implants are fused to your jawbone, replacing both the chewing surface of the tooth and its root. 

Each dental implant consists of three parts: the implant itself, the abutment and the crown. The implant is similar to a screw and is designed to replace the tooth’s root. The abutment is placed on top of the implant as a connector, which attaches the crown. 

Benefits of dental implants 

Dental implants offer a number of benefits to patients that make them an ideal choice. Some of these benefits include:

Should I get dental implants?

Dental implants are a possibility for most patients with missing or damaged teeth. However, they may not be the best choice for everyone. Successful dental implants require an adequate amount of jawbone. If your jawbone has already begun to deteriorate, you may need a bone graft before you can have the implant procedure. Anyone who wants to get dental implants must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. 

Dental implants offer many benefits for patients. Although they are more expensive than alternatives, they require less maintenance and are better for your oral health. If you are interested in dental implants, the first step is to make an appointment with a dentist who has experience with this procedure. 

Rifkin Dental is proud to offer dental implants to our patients. Please call us today to schedule your appointment. You can also request an appointment online. 

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