Wooden dentures were used to replace George Washington’s teeth! Dentistry has come a long way since then. Nowadays, when you are missing one or more teeth, there are many methods to replace them which include removable appliances, fixed bridges and implants.
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Dental implants can be thought as artificial tooth roots. They are similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and become a sturdy base for supporting artificial teeth. These artificial teeth are called crowns. This implant is often made of titanium.
Removable dentures are not permanently fixed in place. Because of that they can often move around during speaking and eating. Also, over time the bone that supports the denture shrinks which makes it even more difficult to support a denture.
Implants are also advantageous over fixed bridges. This is especially true when the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are health. Implants replace the missing tooth or teeth while leaving all adjacent teeth unchanged.