How Dental Implants Work
- Posted on: Jul 11 2012
When you lose a tooth, you also lose your tooth root. Dental implants act as an artificial tooth root to provide a strong foundation a new replacement tooth. Although other forms of tooth replacement can restore some degree of strength and appearance to your smile, they are not permanently fused to your jaw, and thus they are incapable of preventing bone loss.
In contrast, dental implants are accepted by your jaw as a new tooth root, which stops the process of bone resorption in its tracks and preserves the structure of your jaw. Dental implants are made of titanium, a material that is just as strong as steel, but twice as light. Not only is titanium incredibly light and strong, it is also biocompatible, helping reduce your risk of implant rejection.
Dental implants are the most effective tooth replacement option available, but they may not be right for everyone. During your initial consultation with our experienced Philadelphia implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall, we will evaluate your smile to determine your dental implant candidacy.
If you and live in or around Philadelphia, Ardmore, or Main Line, Pennsylvania, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD to learn more about permanent tooth replacement with dental implants.
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