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Dental Implants: What to Expect

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What are dental implants? A dental implant is essentially an artificial root of a tooth which is attached inside the jaw and replaces the root of a real tooth. A prosthetic tooth is attached to this implant. The implant anchors the prosthetic tooth in place. If you have one or multiple missing teeth, dental implants are one of several options to replace them. Other options include dental bridges, dentures, implant-supported bridges and implant-supported dentures. Implants are comfortable and function like the rest of your teeth but there are clear differences. Who can get dental implants and who can place them? Dentists can place dental implants but if you have a more complicated set of teeth or medical history, your dentist may refer you to a specialist. There is a huge connection between being generally healthy and dentally healthy. If you are medically healthy, have well-controlled medical conditions, have healthy gums…

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

How Long do Dental Implants Last?

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Dental implants have been engineered to last a long time—more than 25 years if you have excellent oral hygiene and attend your dental appointments regularly. You must take care of your dental implants like you would take care of your natural teeth. The lifespan of your dental implants will depend on: How well you care for your implants daily at home and your attendance record at the dentist a few times a year Your lifestyle and medical conditions The skill of your dentist to evaluate if the implant has been accepted into the jawbone Medicine and dentistry have a complex relationship. If you have diabetes which is not well-controlled, are a heavy smoker or have other medical conditions that are poorly controlled, you may not be a candidate for dental implants. It is very important that you get your lifestyle and medical conditions in good shape before considering dental implants.…