Archive for January 5, 2015
Teeth are one of those things that we all take for granted until there is something wrong with them or they’re missing. Teeth are an essential part of a confident smile, which is an important social cue, and they’re instrumental in eating and speaking. Though we’ve come a long way in terms of dental care and hygiene, cosmetic dentistry is becoming an increasingly popular resource for people who are unhappy with their teeth. The most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth whitening, but a growing number of people — 500,000 per year — are opting for dental implants.
What They’re Made Of
Dental implants come in two parts and are made of two different materials. The anchor of the dental implant is made of titanium, which the human body accepts so well that bone will actually grow to it