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When would a dental implant be medically necessary?

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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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Dental implants are titanium root fixtures that are surgically positioned in the jawbone to replace teeth. When a person loses his/her teeth, their digestion is affected due to the lack of food breakdown. As Charles Mayo said, people that keep all of their teeth live an average of 10 years longer. So, in answer to your question, having teeth is a medical necessity.

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