Dental implants are a relatively new development. Interestingly, dental implants can be placed immediately after a tooth is pulled, eliminating the need for some of the repeat visits to the dentist.
Reasons for Implants
Dental implants are single “teeth” that are affixed in your jawbone by titanium metal “roots,” or these posts can hold bridges in place. Implants also can be used to permanently affix complete dentures for certain patients.
Holding the Tooth in Place
Initially, implants just look like screws emerging from your gums. However, a few months after surgery when healing is complete, a false tooth is attached to the exposed end of the titanium screw. Because titanium metal actually fuses to your bone, implants last forever. Best of all, they’re not susceptible to tooth decay.
Are Implants for You?
Call A&B Denture Clinic Ltd. if you’re interested in dental implants. We’ll walk you through the process during your free consultation.