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Dental implants are your definitive solution for missing teeth. The medical grade titanium implant fuses to living bone –resulting in teeth that feel and look completely natural.
Dental implants unlike traditional bridges that are used to replace missing teeth does not require grinding of healthy adjacent teeth in order to support the bridge. Dental implants are superior to dentures as the teeth are fixed and will not slip and slide from gum shrinkage or smell. Dental implants are like normal teeth; it means that you are able to bite into common foods like steaks, nuts and apples unlike dentures where it is difficult to taste the food due to the acrylic roof palate.
The other advantage of dental implants is that it helps preserve jawbone, which can shrink over time once teeth are lost. When you lose a tooth, the lack of stimulation causes the supporting bone in the jaw to dissolve - a process called resorption. As bone and gum tissue shrink away with missing many teeth, this may cause the distance from the nose to chin to shrink with it and prematurely aging the face. The dental posts fuses with the jawbone stimulating it so it maintains its anatomy, often reducing the looks of premature ageing.
Having dental implants helps reduce movement in the adjacent teeth, like a shelf full of books, each tooth has a position and when a tooth is removed, the adjacent teeth collapse into the space affecting your bite, ability to clean and in time may also cause these teeth to be lost.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner