Dental Implants

Dental Implants from Richard Malek, DMD

By: Richard Malek, DMD  02/12/2015
Keywords: Dentist, Dental Implants, Implant Dentist

An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium, the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable. Permanent teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth. The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.

Keywords: Dental Implants, Dentist, Implant Dentist

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