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Dental Implants

Why do People Need Dental Implants?

Many people get dental implants to replace teeth which have been removed for various reasons, either the teeth have rotted away or they were broken in an accident. Instead of wearing removal dentures, permanent implants are fitted into the patient. If a candidate has no health issues to prevent him or her from healing, and has a good bone structure, then he or she is a good candidate for implants. These people choose to have implants because they can’t or don’t want to wear dentures or simply want to improve their quality of life.

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How Dental Implants Work

Dental implants are a clever way of replacing missing teeth, or equally as a means of treating loose dentures where they provide stability for a set of false teeth. Moreover, implants can also be used to replace a single missing tooth or indeed, they could support a complete set of replacement teeth for a toothless jaw. Yet another use for Implants is to act as anchors in supporting a fixed dental bridges. In short, Dental Implants are a wonderful alternative to your natural teeth when problems arrive, and threaten the quality of your life.

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What are Dental Implants?

The year 600 AD was busy with new inventions: Indian intellectuals were playing early variants of chess, Chinese farmers were cultivating tea as a crop instead of harvesting it in the wild, and Mayan dentists in South America were creating the first known dental implants. The dental implants consisted of three false teeth made of seashell, which were inserted in the mouth so that they attached to the jaw line.

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Common Reasons for a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been damaged by tooth decay or a fracture, a dentist will attempt to repair the tooth by restoring it with a dental crown, filing, bridge or another form of treatment. However, often times the damage is too expensive for the tooth to be repaired. In these cases, a tooth extraction will be necessary.

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