A 66-year-old male asked:
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dental implants are rigid and cannot adapt as a persons bite changes over time. is this true?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A healthy implant is what we call osseointegrated and is like a piece of rebar in concrete. In a situation where the implant is for a single tooth or part of a fixed bridge the implants do not physically move up or down when chewing. The restorations on top will wear over time allowing the bite to remain stable.
Answered on Jul 31, 2015
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