In the simplest terms, dental implants are artificial teeth meant to replace those you lost. But to understand how they work it helps to visualize the structure of a tooth when compared to an implant. Your basic tooth has three sections; a root, a neck, and a crown. An implant imitates this structure with a screw-like post (a root), an abutment (a neck), and an artificial crown that mimics the appearance of a natural crown.
Some people might have lost a tooth but don’t find it necessary to replace them with an implant. But implants serve more than just an aesthetic purpose. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone no longer gets the stimulation it needs which causes the bone to decay over time. Implants replace that source of stimulation and help preserve your bone structure.
At Applewood Dental, we want nothing more than to make you feel free to share your smile again. If you have a missing tooth and think an implant is right for you, give us a call today!
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