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Are dental implants a long-term treatment for dental repair?

Dental implants are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and used of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.

If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or are unsatisfied with your removable partial dentures or don't want to have an intact tooth structure removed, talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are an option for you.

If your oral health is good, dental implants are an excellent long-term treatment for tooth replacement. Implants are permanent and in most cases last a lifetime. They work just as your real teeth do, letting you chew, bite, and speak more naturally than you do with dentures. In addition, implants don't affect the neighboring teeth the way a fixed bridge or removable partial denture does.

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