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What is a Dental Implant-Crowns, bridges, dentures

Posted Aug 23 2008 10:26pm 1 Comment

A denta Dental_implantdiagram l implant can be thought of as a “new root” made of pure titanium. This is the same material used in medicine for hip replacements, and is very strong and bio-compatible. Your bone and gums will grow against the new implant and “integrate” against the surface for a strong fusion and seal.

Generally once a dental implant is placed (typically an "easy" appointment), the implant can be used to hold a crown (as pictured) or replaced as a dental bridge. Implants can be even with other implants and retainers to support, retain, or even completely replace dentures.

Long term implant success (20 to 40 years) is in the 98% range!

for more information see our implant site at and visit other blog articles in this site.

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