Dental implants as we know them today have been around for more than thirty years, and at least three million Americans are enjoying their benefits. You can get dental implants from Cary Family Dental.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your jaw bone, where a natural tooth used to be. The implant is basically an artificial tooth root. One implant can support a single replacement tooth, while several can support a dental bridge or even a full dental arch.
Before it’s able to support an artificial tooth, the implant must fuse with the bone. It’s a process called osseointegration, and titanium is especially well-suited to this. Cases of rejection are rare.
Once the implant has fused with the bone it is essentially a part of your body. It is a rock-solid support for the replacement teeth. You’re able to bite and chew with normal power. In other words, you can eat just about whatever you want. And of course, your smile is fully restored.