Dental implants are tiny, screw like posts made from titanium that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Dental implants provide stimulation and encourage growth in the bone and surrounding tissue. There are three separate parts that make up dental implants. First, the implant itself, which is made from titanium and placed into the jaw where it becomes naturally fused with the bone. In this way, dental implants are able to match the structure of a tooth root and function as a natural tooth would. After the implant becomes fused with the bone, it is fitted with an abutment that protrudes slightly above the gum line. Finally, a crown is put in place to give the dental implants a natural appearance.
Research proves that dental implants are a better long term method of tooth replacement than dentures or fixed bridges. Because they prevent deterioration of the bone, there is no harm to the facial structure. Titanium is also naturally compatible with the body and does not cause irritation or harm surrounding teeth. Dental implants are held steadily in place and do not slip, which makes it easier to talk and eat than it would be with partial dentures. They also look and feel natural. With proper oral care, dental implants can last an entire lifetime.
Dental implants have become the preferred method of both single and multiple tooth restoration. This is largely because of their natural appearance and functionality. It is rare that a patient will be unqualified for dental implants. A perfect candidate is someone who possesses good overall oral health and practices proper hygiene. Patients who suffer from gum disease or bone loss may require treatment for these issues before they are able to receive dental implants. If you have any questions about dental implants in Memphis, TN, contact the office of Dr. Timothy Hacker today! Dr. Hacker will help you understand what is involved in dental implants surgery and what you can expect to pay in terms of dental implant cost.
Dr. Hacker's patients can also undergo the All-on-4® technique. In this approach, four mini implants are placed, along with the denture restoration, in a single office visit.
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Dr. Timothy J. Hacker, located in Mephis, TN Area, is a Dentist who services patients from Memphis, TN, Germantown, TN, and Arlington, TN. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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