Implants require an involved and expensive cosmetic dentistry procedure but are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They are an alternative to dental bridges — which use adjacent teeth as anchors — and to removable dentures, which rest on your gums. A surgeon implants them surgically into the jawbone.
Implants have three parts:
You can get an implant to replace a tooth. Or two or more dental implants can provide a stable support for replacing several teeth. If you have bone loss from periodontal disease or lost teeth, the surgeon will likely need to first graft bone so the implant has something to secure to.
Having implants requires several steps, including:
An array of other procedures can also improve your smile. They include procedures to help with:
If problems like these are a concern for you, ask your dentist about your best options for correcting them and creating a smile that you can be proud of.
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