While there are multiple forms of treatment for broken or missing teeth, one that might appeal to you are dental implants. These are some of the longest lasting treatments for missing teeth and with proper aftercare can even last a whole lifetime. The initial cost does tend to be one of the more expensive options; however, overtime due to their long-lasting nature they can turn into one of the most cost effective dental restorations.
An implant is made up of two fundamental parts: the implant fixture and the implant crown. The implant fixture is what will be affixed to the bone and will act as a tooth’s root and anchors the implant in your mouth. The implant crown will then be attached to the implant fixture and acts as the visible tooth replacement.
The most common material that implant fixtures are made up of is a special biocompatible titanium. Due to its biocompatibility the human body often responds very well to the fixtures. The majority of the implant crown portion is made up of zirconia. This is a white material that can be customized to match the shade of your teeth and being a strong metal that will be long lasting.
Patients can be worried about dental implants because they require a surgery to implant into your jaw. However, modern techniques and pain treatment can help to ease your worries, as well as an informed dentist who will be able to help you out and answer your questions along the way.
Make sure you consult with your dentist to see if this is an option for you!
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