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Tooth loss following sports injuries, accidents, and periodontal disease has historically been treated with dental inserts or bridges that are placed over the gap and secured to adjacent teeth. Although overall rates of tooth loss have declined over the past few decades, periodontal disease affects nearly half of North American adults and tooth loss is still common. The first step in maintaining strong and healthy teeth should always be preventative care. However, when needed, modern treatments for tooth loss can offer more permanent solutions that replicate the look and function of real teeth. This more natural result is achieved through dental implants that are rooted in the gums rather than attached superficially.
A dental implant is still an artificial tooth, but it includes a titanium metal root that is secured into the jawbone as an anchor, with the tooth attached to the top. If several teeth in a row need to be replaced, a line of teeth can be placed with implants on each end.
The procedure for dental implants often takes several visits to your dentist and check-ups should be continued regularly afterwards. Like natural teeth, implants need to be properly cleaned and cared for. Speak to your dentist during your next visit to learn more about dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry and restorative treatments.
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