Dental implants are used to permanently replace teeth that are missing or cannot be saved. They serve as root replacements to support crowns, bridges, or dentures to restore optimum function and to prevent future bone loss to the jaw and adjacent teeth.
Over the last couple of decades, dental implants have revolutionized modern dentistry and are now considered to be ‘standard of care’ in the replacement of missing, or soon- to- be missing teeth. A dental implant serves the same function as your natural tooth root and is surgically placed just under the gums, integrating with the bone in the jaw. It is then ‘restored’ or brought to function by the placement of a crown.
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 teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.