Many times, when there is no way to save a tooth or if teeth are missing, your dentist might advise you to consider a dental implant. What is a dental implant and what are the benefits? Here is some more information.

No one likes the idea of losing teeth. There was a time when if you lost teeth, there was nothing you could do about it. Can you imagine how you would look, if you didn’t have your two front teeth? Dental implants save us from that agony. A dental implant is an artificial tooth, placed in the space left by the original teeth. Dental implants are stable, strong and they work like your natural tooth.

Dental implants are placed in the abutment with screws. The screw is actually the dental implant (the artificial tooth is called a crown). Unlike other solutions for damaged teeth, dental implants are built to last. A traditional bridge may last for up to 7 years (with proper care and attention maybe ten years). While you may have to periodically adjust a dental implant, they can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are an important aspect of cosmetic dentistry. Recent advancements in dental technology have made it possible to create safer and long lasting dental implants. There are many Raleigh dental clinics where this procedure is done. Please visit your nearest Cary NC or Raleigh dental clinic to learn more.