Dental implants have been around for a while now, and most everyone has heard of them, but may not know what makes them different from other types of tooth replacement.
The main difference is that a dental implant is not just a cosmetic solution for a missing tooth. It actually replaces your entire tooth, right down to the root!
The implant is a very small titanium cylinder that is surgically placed in your jaw bone and then allowed to heal. Over time, the implant integrates with surrounding bone and tissue. It actually becomes part of your jaw.
This is beneficial for a couple of reasons. First, the presence of the natural root of your tooth keeps your jawbone healthy. When you lose the tooth and the root, the jawbone begins to break down. Since the implant acts as a replacement root, the bone in your jaw stays healthy.
Also, when the root is missing, adjacent teeth can start to shift over time. This can lead to problems with tooth alignment and your dental bite. The design of a dental implant prevents this from happening.
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Dental implants are a remarkable solution, and quickly becoming the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. If you would like to do something about your missing teeth, please contact our Vienna dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient consultation.