Unlike conventional removable dentures, which are designed to fit against the gums, dental implants actually provide tooth roots. As the name implies, implant dentures are permanently positioned below the surface of the gums and utilize the bone to give stability to the new teeth.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants eliminate the problems many people have with conventional dentures. With implants there is:
In fact, people with implants say they are almost as good as having natural teeth. Because implants remain in the mouth at all times, there is often a dramatic improvement in the person's appearance, the way they talk and most important in the food they can eat. Because of increased stability, people with dental implants can easily bite into an apple, corn on the cob or a juicy steak with confidence.
HOW ARE IMPLANTS PLACED IN THE MOUTH?
There are two main types of implants: