Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing or failing teeth. The structure actually replaces the root of the tooth. They are made with titanium metal which makes them both compatible with the human body and incredibly strong.
These objects are cylindrical or screw shaped devices that are positioned into a person’s jawbone. In essence, a dental implant acts as an “artificial root” on top of which a dental crown or one end of dental bridgework can be secured. The most common type of dental implant that is placed today is the “endosseous root form implant.”
Implants can be removed only by a dentist and do require maintenance. Good at home hygiene that includes regular brushing and flossing are an important component to keeping your implants healthy. Call Pineview Dental Care today to learn more about dental implants and if you would be a good candidate for this procedure.