A dental implant is an artificial tooth which can help retain your natural smile. The implant looks and feels like a natural tooth, and can replace teeth lost as a result of poor oral health or injury.
- A suitable candidate requires reasonably healthy gums before the implant can be fused to the jaw bone.
- Dental implants leave your speech unaffected, whereas missing teeth and dentures can have a negative impact.
- Your dentist will take x-rays and molds to assess whether a dental implant is the correct solution for your missing teeth.
“Implants have an incredibly long life, meaning you may never have to replace yours. If you do, it will likely be a minimum of ten years before that happens.”
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