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Welcome to here to give you all the information you need about dental implants. Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures and even dental bridges. They become a more permanent part of your mouth, rather than being able to take them in and out (as with dentures.) To get dental implants, you have to have surgery. Now dental implants are a more expensive option, but they look great, and very rarely cause problems with every day chewing, etc.

If you are looking for an alternative to dental bridges, you may want to look into dental implants. Dental implants replace a tooth with a carefully manufactured replica designed to function as a real tooth. These artificial teeth are implanted with a series of surgeries that carefully bind them to the gums so they take the place of the pre-existing roots as well as the tooth. Dental implants are used to replace teeth ruined by disease, or damaged by accident.

When only a single tooth is missing or damaged, it can be replaced by a dental implant and a crown. This is often considered a preferable alternative to extensive bridgework, which requires dentists to drill or file surrounding teeth in order to support the cement bridge. Since dental implants mimic the functions of real teeth, they tend to last longer and do less long-term damage to the mouth, replacing the root and preventing the bone decay sometimes seen with bridges and other older procedures.

The crown and the entire dental implant should not be confused. A crown is a replica tooth, designed to perform the function of the tooth and blend in with the rest of the teeth so you cannot tell it is there. The dental implant consists of both the crown and the base, which is attached to the bone through the gum. Since the base must be firmly attached and is intended to last the life of the patient, it often requires several surgeries to fully put into place. This makes dental implants expensive, and they can be more traumatic for the gums and mouth than more traditional teeth replacements.

First, a surgery is done to remove the damaged tooth and prepare the area for the implant. This is followed by a procedure that fixes the implant base to the jaw. It is attached through the gums where the original roots of the tooth once were and allowed to bond to the bone. This usually takes several months, since the jaw and gums must be accustomed to the implant without showing any signs of infection or complications--a process that requires the patient to take antibiotics and eat only certain foods. After the base has bonded to the jaw, another preparatory surgery is often performed to add an extension the base, a screw-like device that projects away from the gum and allows the crown to be set. The crown itself is a more replaceable component that is carefully fitted on the extension until it is tight against the gum and fits well with the natural teeth.

As with any other medical procedure, you want to talk through all your options with your dentist. Also, make sure you talk about what risks are involved. You should also ask him if you are a good candidate, and what kind of preparations you should take before you get the surgery. Some people may not be able to get dental implants, and may have to look for other options. These are all things that should be discussed with your dental professional.

Make sure that you also follow all the post-surgery care instructions. This is very important if you want to avoid any infections or complications. He will give you specific directions on how to take care and maintain your dental implants. If you do not take care of them, there is a very high chance that you can get an infection, which is not good for your mouth. Always consult with your doctor.

So if you think that dental implants are a good option for you, discuss it with your dentist. Get all the information that you need to help you make your decision. Understand the procedure, the preparation, and what is involved with maintenance. Dental implants can be a great option for you. Get more information today to start your journey to a beautiful new smile. Get back that smile that you always wanted.