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WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
A dental implant is a “root” device, typically made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Most all dental implants placed today are similar to an actual tooth root, and are placed within the bone. Dental implants will fuse with bone; however, they lack the periodontal ligament, so they will feel slightly different from natural teeth during chewing.
TYPES OF IMPLANTS
There have been many different types of implants over the years, including:
HOW ELSE CAN DENTAL IMPLANTS BE USED?
Dental implants can be used in a number of ways, including:
The use of dental implants permits unidirectional tooth movement without reciprocal action. Like many modern medical and dental technologies, Dental Implants have been dramatically improved over the last few decades. From the actual physical design, to the surface, these devices are more predictable than ever.