Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist – a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile! In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Implants vary from other tooth replacement options because they preserve bone mass in the jaw by stimulating the bone. Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years. For these reasons, many dentists recommend dental implants for replacing missing teeth.