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DENTAL IMPLANTS

A dental implant is a titanium cylinder of varying configurations implanted in the bone of the jaw, simulating a tooth root, to which a dental crown or retention device can be attached.

Once the dental implant is integrated into bone and restored to function successfully, the longevity of the dental implant is indefinite.  However, the dental implant can be lost in the same fashion that a tooth can be lost, i.e. via gum or bone infection or trauma.  The mechanical aspects of the implant restoration can wear and fatigue with time and require replacement or repair, as with any dental restoration.  Should the implant need to be removed, it can be removed much like a tooth and after an appropriate time interval, be replaced.

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