Neglected tooth decay and fatal trauma are common causes of permanent teeth loss in American adults. Tooth loss could ruin an otherwise beautiful smile, eventually contributing to reduced self-esteem and poor oral health. For permanent tooth loss, dental implants are the most effective remedy.
What Are Dental Implants?
The Academy of Osseointegration defines dental implant as a prosthetic device that replaces lost teeth and blends naturally with the original ones. Dental implants replace the tooth’s root or the lower part that connects to the jawbone, while providing a firm hold to which an artificial crown could be attached. Dental implants nowadays are made of titanium and fuse well with the bone, making them more durable and lasting.