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Fun Facts About Dental Implants

Dental implants have an extensive history of being the number one solution to a missing tooth, but they are more than just another tooth. Not only do they imitate a tooth, they have many characteristics that need to be discussed. Here are some unique facts that may get you interested in learning more about dental implants.

They Are Essentially a Third Tooth

When we were kids and yanked a tooth out by ourselves, we may have cried over the pain that it caused, but didn’t fret because we knew it was all in order for our adult tooth to appear. However, as we grow older and the chances of our adult teeth start to increase, we have to worry about what happens when it happens and another tooth won’t grow back. Luckily, dental implants act as a third tooth. They are the ideal solution for a missing tooth because they simulate an adult tooth – in size, functionality, and feeling.

Implants are Similar to Rockets!

Dental implant posts are made of titanium, which is the same metal that NASA uses to build rocket ships. While you may not be able to use a dental implant to travel out into space, you at least know it’s strong and durable and made to last.

They used to be Rocks!

Sure a dental implant is now made of titanium, but did you know that back in the 7th century, the Mayans used shell-like rocks as implants. People nowadays may think its weird, but the Mayans used cut materials such as jade and emerald for makeshift teeth. That sounds pretty cool actually.

Worried about Cavities?

Your teeth are extremely vulnerable and without care can develop cavities, which can be a painful process. When you have a dental implant, you don’t have to worry about it ever developing a cavity. However, while that may seem really cool for those who don’t like to brush their teeth, you still have to care for them just like you do for your other teeth. Brushing your teeth when you get out and before you get into bed, as well as using floss to clean the gaps between your teeth will keep both your natural teeth and dental implant healthy.

Do you have any other interesting facts about dental implants you’d like to share? Be sure to write a comment below and discuss just how interesting dental implants really are!

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