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FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Dental implants are used in two ways. First they are used to replace missing teeth. Second, they are used to support dentures that move during daily activities such as eating or talking.
Its important to replace missing teeth since this can affect your whole smile and face structure. Replacing missing teeth with implants can actually make you look younger. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
A dental implant consist of three parts. The first part is placed and fused into the jawbone. This part is made of titanium and looks like a screw. The second part is the abutment which protrudes the gum line. The third part is the crown which is placed on the abutment.
The advantage of dental implants are that they are a permanent solution that does not affect the health of the adjacent teeth. Bridges and partial dentures will affect the health of the adjacent teeth because those teeth will have to be drilled into and modified.
Dental implants can greatly improve the discomfort of badly fitted dentures. This change can greatly affect the quality of life by allowing people to enjoy eating, speaking and increasing their self confidence.