Dental implants are prosthetic replacement for missing tooth, we can describe them as natural tooth root substitute; dental implants normally need to wait 6 months for a complete osseointegration (make firm inside of the nature bone), maybe less depending the quality of bone.
Dental implants can hold a single crown, permanent bridge or full reach (all in 4); also we can be used to hold over-dentures (see examples). The longevity and success of dental implants are directly related to good oral hygiene and checkups. All dental implant treatment should take yearly checkups.
Dental implants may not be placed in:
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