There are those people who do not have any difficulty with their teeth and are quite happy to undergo pointless visits to the dentist; then there are those people who have a great deal of problems with their teeth and require many types of procedures in order to achieve a perfectly white smile. One of the procedures many people face is the implantation of dental implants. This article will provide a brief introduction into what single tooth dental replacement implants are and how they contribute to an aesthetically pleasing smile.
A dental implant is often used to treat jaw bones that have disintegrated for some reason. The implant itself is made of titanium and is inserted by a dental implant dentist into the jaw bone preparing it for the implantation of a prosthetic tooth. These dental implants are often made from titanium as titanium is a metal that is well tolerated by the human body and, to date has shown no adverse affects.
Nowadays, after much research, dental implants can be used as a means of replacing a missing tooth; however, in order to complete this procedure you must present with enough healthy jaw bone to support the dental implant and prosthetic tooth. The dental implant is placed into the bone via dental surgery to insure the implant is not rejected or placed incorrectly. The implant will be allowed to heal and ‘implant’ itself in the jawbone for several months until it is strong enough to support a prosthetic tooth.
Dental implants can be quite expensive and can put you back over $3,000, without taking the dental surgery fees into account. Of course, this must be discussed with your dentist before consideration of the procedure. While any dentist can perform a dental implant procedure, it is best to consultant an expert in the field.