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Dental Implants: Types, Benefits and Complications

Dental implant or “fixture” is an artificial anchor that is surgically placed into the jaw to support a prosthetic tooth. A dental prosthesis, such as crown, bridge or denture, is used to replace missing teeth. Implants are highly compatible with the human body and are usually made of a special type of titanium alloy that the body does not usually reject as a foreign material. Titanium is extremely strong, resistant to corrosion from acids, salts […]