One of the most common questions about implant dentistry is "How do dental implants work?" In short, dental implants work by replacing your natural tooth root and providing a foundation for an artificial tooth.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One of the most common questions about implant dentistry is "How do dental implants work?" In short, dental implants work by replacing your natural tooth root and providing a foundation for an artificial tooth. This is accomplished through a complex placement and fusion process that anchors the implant root to your natural jawbone.
Why Dental Implants Work
Once inserted, dental implants undergo a process known as osseointegration in which they become an accepted part of your jawbone. Osseointegration allows dental implants to provide a permanent solution for tooth root replacement, while also preventing issues such as jaw shrinkage that are not addressed by other forms of tooth replacement.
Dental implants are able to be accepted into your jaw because they are made of the biocompatible titanium. Apart from being biocompatible, titanium is also:
- Corrosion resistant
- Twice as strong as aluminum
- As strong as certain types of steel
- 45% lighter than steel alloys
These factors combine to make titanium the optimal metal for dental implants. With an incredibly low rate of rejection and the strength to provide a solid foundation without added weight, titanium dental implants are fast becoming the tooth replacement method of choice for dentists and patients alike.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer the only permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are stronger, more secure, and functionally superior to all other forms of tooth replacement. In addition, dental implants support the structure of your jaw and do not rely on adjacent teeth for support. These allow dental implants to protect the structural integrity of both your face and natural teeth.
When you are selecting a dentist to discuss tooth replacement options, be sure to talk to one who offers dental implants as an option. While dental implants are not right for everyone, they are the best solution for a majority of people who require the replacement of one or more teeth.
For more information on your tooth replacement options, please visit the website of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania implant dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD at www.lindseymarshall.com.
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