A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the jaw bone. The rod is a replacement for the missing root. A dental crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod.
Titanium is strong and lightweight, and does very well in the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. Their performance is excellent, too: once they’re in, many patients say they are virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Dental implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for implant surgery?
Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is important that the patient has enough healthy bone at the implant site. Even if there isn’t enough bone, it can be recreated via grafting. Age is rarely a factor.
There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, and having had radiation therapy. None of these necessarily rules you out for getting an implant cannot work for you. Schedule a consultation with The Parkway Dentist to see whether you are a good candidate.
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