Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements. Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure
loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant’s usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth. Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including
- Single tooth replacement
- Multiple tooth replacement
If the missing tooth space has no surrounding teeth, the dentist may decide an implant is the most appropriate treatment choice or option.
Post Implant Care
Although proper oral hygiene always is recommended for maintaining good dental health, it is especially important when a patient has received a dental implant. Bacteria can attack sensitive areas in the mouth when teeth and gums are not properly cleaned. Patients are advised to visit their dentists as recommended to ensure the health of their teeth and implants. Dental implants can last for decades when given proper care.