Barrhavensmiles | Implants

By: Barr Haven Smiles  09-12-2011
Keywords: teeth

Implants

Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots. Holes are made into the jaw bones and the artificial roots are placed and covered over. The implants then heal and integrate with the jaw. After healing an artificial top (crown) is placed into the implant and crowns, bridges and attachments for dentures can be placed. Simply stated, a dental implant establishes a foundation for a tooth or teeth to be affixed to where previously there was none. The patient who seeks to be restored through conventional crown and bridge may not desire to have any of their natural healthy teeth utilized to fill the space of a missing tooth. A dental implant provides a foundation for a single tooth or multiple teeth to be placed. Experience and competency are critical when working with a dentist or oral surgeon. Implants are more expensive to receive than are other traditional forms of conventional dentistry, but the rewards may far outweigh the financial costs.

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Barrhavensmiles | Crowns

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Barrhavensmiles | Bridges

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Barrhavensmiles | Bonding

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