What You Should Know about Dental Implants

Dental implantDental implants are the most recommended replacement option for anyone missing single or multiple teeth. The implant system works because it respects the ecology of the mouth and interacts seamlessly with existing bone to stimulate growth. But before getting implants, there are things you should know. A few minutes’ overview can shorten your list of questions for your expert in dental implant in Los Angeles.

Implants are entirely biocompatible and work flawlessly with living tissue. This radically reduces the chance of rejection, and adds to the 98 percent success rate of implants.

Implant surgery is usually conducted in two parts, separated by several weeks of healing. The first part sinks the titanium root for the implant, which then requires time to meld with the jaw. The second part lays a concrete floor, called an abutment, above the implant so the crown can be installed. Depending on the relative health and stability of your jaw, you may be able to combine the two parts into one lengthy surgery.

Implants can be taken care of just like natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly, and you can expect to keep your implant for as long as 20 years.

Implants can save the healthy patient from less secure, less visual replacements like dentures and bridges. For more dental implants facts, contact someone from our group.

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