What Is A Dental Implant?

Fake tooth inserted next to real teeth

Dental Implants have become the standard way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have been around since the early fifties, however, they’ve reached enormous popularity in the last decade. A dental implant is composed of a metal frame that is surgically placed into the jawbone under the gums. Once the dental implant is in position, the dentist has a base to mount artificial teeth. We find that many of our dental patients prefer dental implants due to their natural look and the ability to eat, drink, and talk in a normal fashion.

Perfect Candidates For Dental Implants

The perfect candidate for dental implants is an individual that has a healthy bone structure in the mouth but missing one tooth or several teeth. Often, the first option presented to a person with missing teeth is to get fitted for a pair of dentures. This is the more affordable choice. However, the price for dental implants is very affordable today. Dental implants have one great advantage over dentures. The dental implants are permanent, and you will not be bothered with having to remove and replace. It is important to consult with one of our dental professional at Fairfield Dental Arts to determine if dental implants are the best dental treatment for you.

Dental Implant Maintenance

A question that often arises is how to take care of the dental implants. Most dental implants are easy to maintain. Treat dental implants in the same fashion that you would treat your own, natural teeth. First, practice good oral hygiene by brushing the teeth and flossing daily. Avoid chewing on hard foods that might crack or break your new dental implants. Make an appointment to visit our dental service at least twice a year for professional cleaning and to make sure that your implants stay in excellent condition.

Contact Fairfield Dental Arts for more information about dental implants or other dental treatment options that are available.