Dental Implants

Dental Implants from Provines Dental Services

By: Provines Dental Services  03/17/2014
Keywords: Dental Implant, Dental Cleaning

If you’ve been hearing a lot about dental implants lately, it’s for good reason. Dental implants are a modern and very effective tooth replacement method that restores the look and health of your smile. In fact, many dentists prefer dental implants to other tooth replacement methods for their durability and natural look. But what is a dental implant and how does it work? Dental implants are comprised of two parts—the post and a dental crown. The dental implant post is made of titanium, a biocompatible metal. Titanium is very light, very strong, and readily acceptable for the body. Why is this important? When we place a titanium post into the jawbone, a process called osseointegration occurs, meaning the bone fuses with the titanium, growing around it as if it were a real tooth root. Once healed, the dental implant post provides a solid foundation. Once your dental implant heals, it can be topped by a dental crown. Made of all porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal, the crown completes the dental implant and gives it the look of a real tooth. The crown chosen to top your dental implant will match the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth. When you smile, your dental implant will blend seamlessly, and only you and our dental implantologist will know it’s not a real tooth.

Keywords: Dental Cleaning, Dental Implant

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