Dental Implants

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Dental implants are an increasingly common procedure. In a dental implant procedure, a screw is inserted into the jawbone. This screw serves as an anchor for a false tooth that you'll never have to worry about treating or removing, because it's there permanently.

Dental implants have become so advanced that, when done properly, they're indistinguishable from real teeth. They're popular because they eliminate the hassle and extra maintenance of traditional false teeth. Once they're in, you can forget about them and go on with the most important things in your life.

Who Typically Gets Dental Implants?

Obviously, people with missing teeth get dental implant surgery. Some people are missing all their teeth, and get implants for every missing tooth! However, most situations involving dental implants are far less extreme. Implants are most commonly used in lieu of single missing teeth, partial dentures, or small bridges.

To qualify for implants, you must be in good health. You also must have sufficient amount of bone above the missing tooth to effectively install a dental implant. Many dental insurance plans and other types of supplemental dental care cover implants.


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