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What is a dental implant?

A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone.  When dental work such as a crown, fixed bridge, or full set of dentures is added, one or more missing teeth can be replaced.  A dental implant is fabricated from a very strong material that is compatible with your body and is placed in a simple office procedure which generally is no more inconvenient than a tooth extraction.  After an initial healing period during which the implant is buried in bone and left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that secures and supports the artificial teeth.

The ENDOPORE implant is one of the shortest and easiest to place dental implants.  It is also one of the most secure as bone grows into a 3-dimensional honeycomb network on its surface to integrate it with the bone.

What makes dental implants the treatment of choice?

Dental implants are like a third set of teeth.  They feel much more natural and secure than traditional removable denture plates, especially if these are loose-fitting because of extensive bone loss.  If several adjacent teeth are missing, a fixed bridge may be attached to dental implants as an alternative to a removable partial denture plate.  Dental implants allow for the replacement of a missing tooth without having to modify adjacent teeth.  Your dentist will be happy to discuss alternatives for restoring your dental function with you.

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