Dental implants are used to replace one or more teeth. Implants are an effective way to restore your smile. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone which fuse as time goes by. Since every tooth has a root, dental implants act as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. This procedure is most similar to having a natural tooth because the implant stands by itself without affecting the surrounding teeth.
Must Know Facts About Dental Implants (but you didn’t think to ask Marybeth Fasano, Dentist in Virginia Beach):
Dental Implants are made primarily from Titanium and are engineered to simulate the root structure of a tooth. By anchoring the dental implant this way it makes a point which we can attach a dental crown which is the part of an dental implant that looks like a natural tooth and is made of porcelain. Dr. Fasano works closely with her dental lab partners to maintain your smile and to give you a dental crown that is strong and looks natural with your other teeth.
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance is the key to Dental implant longevity. Just maintaining the implant, but your overall oral health. Implants cannot get cavities, however the foundation of the implant can be infected by the bacteria that remains active on the other teeth and gums in your mouth.
In order to stabilize an entire of arch of your teeth you may only need a minimum number of Dental implants if they are placed correctly and restored properly. Dr. Fasano can use a single Dental crown, implant supported bridge, or an over denture.
Just like your real teeth, implants are not removable, and they can be flossed.