It was not too many years ago that dental implants were considered to be a highly experimental procedure that was unavailable in many areas of the U.S. and Canada. Now however, dental implants is a fairly common procedure that people are having performed all over the globe.

Your local dentist can not offer implant procedures, because it is a course of treatment that only a periodontist or a maxillofacial surgeon can offer. In its simplest form, a dental implant procedure involves the insertion of a titanium post directly into the bone stellenangebote of the jaw.

While this may sound on the surface to be a drastic operation it really isn’t as bad as it sounds, because the post is rather small, being roughly the size of a small screw. Then the bone is given some time to grow around the post prior to a prosthetic tooth being attached to it, much the same way as a crown is attached to a tooth base in the mouth.

After the operation and the healing process is complete the dental implant will look and function just like a natural tooth and will only require simple brushing and flossing to maintain it. The cost of a dental implant now runs between $500 and $8,000 depending on the type of implant and the amount of surgery that is required to install it.

This is because issues such as bone degradation and damage that often accompany tooth loss can factor in greatly with regards to how simple the implant process is going to be. If you have missing teeth and are tired of looking at the “permanent vacancy” that the missing tooth or teeth have created in your smile, then now is the time to consider dental implants, due to the number of options that are now so readily available.

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