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What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone. When dental work such as a crown, fixed bridge or a full set of dentures is added, one or more missing teeth can be replaced. A dental implant is fabricated from a very strong, biocompatible material placed in a simple procedure that, generally, is as convenient as a tooth extraction. After an initial healing period, during which the implant is buried in bone and left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that secures and supports the artificial tooth.

The implant material is extremely biocompatible. The bone grows to the implant and bonds to it. This makes the implant very strong. The process is called ‘osseointegration’.

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Why choose a dental implant?

When a tooth is removed the gap in the jaw can limit one’s chewing ability. To further complicate the issues the teeth next door and opposing tooth can grow into the missing tooth’s space, messing up the normal biting altogether.

In the last few decades technology has advanced tremendously when it comes to dental implants. It has become the most widely used mode of treatment for missing teeth for its superior qualities over bridges and dentures.

Dental Implant mimics the aesthetic and function of the natural tooth. For whatever your reason that your tooth was lost, consult with Daintree Dental Clinic Wodonga to see whether a dental implant is suitable for you.

In suitable candidates, this procedure can also be used to also replace a whole arch of missing teeth. No more loose dentures.

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