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18 October 2017

The basics of dental implants anatomy

When patients get dental implants in Camden, some want to know everything about their treatment. Others prefer to understand only the basics of the process. At Ace Dental, we are happy to give you as much or as little information as you prefer. We are experienced in customising our treatment processes to suit individual preferences.

Knowing a little bit about how your teeth work and how dental implants in Camden can replace them can be helpful. It shows how your dental implants will work and how they will benefit you.

The tooth

Each of your teeth is made up of a crown and a root. The crown is most of what you can see – an enamel surface layer and the surrounding gum tissue. There is also a layer called dentin underneath. The root sits deep in the jawbone underneath the gum. When you lose a tooth, the crown and root come out but the gum layer and the space in the jawbone remains. If left, the gum will recede and the jawbone begins to deteriorate. The body adapts quickly. Ideally, it is best to see a dentist about getting dental implants in Camden either before you lose a tooth or as soon as possible afterwards.

The implant

A dental implant takes the place of a tooth. The base of the implant is screw shaped. This is inserted into the jawbone in small holes that your dentist will make. It effectively takes the place of the root of your tooth, although there are some important differences. For example, a dental implant is not connected to your nervous system in the same way as a tooth. One dental implant can also support more than one tooth. Once they are fitted, synthetic teeth are mounted on top using one crown, a bridge or dentures. You can use these in the same way as you would normal teeth.

If you would like to know more about the dental implant process then ask your dentist at Ace Dental. One of our team will be happy to explain any aspect to you, show you photographs of successful work and even let you see an implant if you want to.

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