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What Are Dental Implants?

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If you have some dental problems and you have heard about the possibility of having dental implants as a solution to your problem, it is good to know what this dental procedure means and what benefits it will give in case you go through the process.
The dental implant is made of alloy of titanium and is placed into the bone and allowed to heal.  They come in various sizes and shapes to fit the majority of tooth replacement applications.  Once healed, the implant serves as a foundation for replacing the missing tooth with a porcelain dental crown.  Dental Implants are also used to retain lower dentures to the ridges so there is no movement when chewing.