Dental Implants Discussed by Albuquerque Dentist

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Dental implants are artificial teeth made of titanium & function like natural teeth. They are placed in the upper or lower jaw bone, as a permanent replacement for missing teeth.

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Dental Implants Discussed by Albuquerque Dentist

  1. 1. Albuquerque Dentist Tackle The Topic Of Dental Implants
  2. 2. What is a dental implant? •A dental implant is a metal tooth root that holds an artificial tooth. •It does not need application of denture creams, pastes, or glues to make the tooth stay fixed. •It does not need support from neighboring teeth to stay in place.
  3. 3. History: In 1952, a Swedish surgeon, Professor Per- Ingvar Branemark, noticed that titanium when directly in contact with living bone tissue can form a permanent biological fusion, naming this "osseointegration".
  4. 4. After a dental implant: •95% dental implant procedures were reported successful. •5% are considered failures are due several factors.
  5. 5. Reasons for dental implant failure: •Poor bone quality •Chronic periodontitis •Unresolved caries or infection •Advanced age •Systemic diseases •Smoking •Implant location
  6. 6. Reasons for dental implant failure: •Dental implant treatment is a safe procedure to get back your teeth, due to missing teeth from accident or periodontal diseases. •Implant dentistry provides artificial teeth which looks like your natural teeth. •Have a confident smile and be able to chew strong foods.
  7. 7. What to do after a dental implant: •Patient should visit their dentist after six months. •Patient should use a special toothbrush known as an interdental brush.
  8. 8. Contact your friendly Albuquerque Dentist! To get more information about dental implant surgery in Albuquerque, consult with a cosmetic dentist. Call Dr Terry Gomez, DDS on 505-296- 5200.

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