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Those who have lost all of their teeth or are soon to have their last remaining teeth removed have several options for tooth replacement. One of the most advanced and reliable techniques are to permanently attach a fixed bridge to dental implants that are anchored in the jawbone. Implant-supported teeth look and function just like real teeth, and are maintained with the same oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing. They provide important health benefits.

Implant-supported teeth allow normal function of the nerves, muscles and jaw joints. By permanently replacing missing teeth and lost gum tissues. Implant-supported teeth restore the support of the facial structures (cheeks and lips), thereby creating a more youthful appearance as well as the ability to function normally. This includes chewing tough foods, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, laughing, kissing, speaking confidently, and smiling with joy. 

It is not an overstatement to say that permanent tooth replacement with implants has revolutionized dentistry. Implants have transformed the lives of people who do not have teeth by giving them a solution that is a lot more comfortable, secure, and reliable than removable dentures. They also prevent the loss of jawbone density and volume that is inevitable when teeth are lost. Dental implants stabilize and stimulate the bone around them, maintaining bone dimension and strength. This is something removable dentures can't do. In fact, wearing dentures actually accelerates bone loss.

A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped post that replaces the root of a missing tooth  the part that is housed in the bone beneath the gum. Implants are made of titanium, which has a unique ability to fuse to bone. That's what makes them so sturdy and reliable. After implants are inserted into the jawbone during a well-tolerated surgical procedure, fixed bridges can often be attached to them immediately that look and function like real teeth.

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