Dental implants have revolutionized restorative dentistry, and are often the best treatment for missing teeth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth without the need to involve surrounding teeth. They can also be used for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth. The root of the tooth is replaced with a titanium post and a crown is placed on top of the implant. Dental implants are a stable, comfortable and permanent solution, and do not need to be replaced like dental bridges.
Unlike dentures, implants allow you to bite naturally and eat all the foods you enjoy. And, caring for implants is exactly the same as brushing and flossing your own natural teeth. Although regular dental check-ups are still important, there is no risk of cavities in dental implants.
Replacing missing teeth not only restores the appearance of your smile, but can be crucial to protecting healthy bone. If an empty space is left in your mouth after losing a tooth, the jaw bone is no longer supporting a tooth and can begin to deteriorate. Because implants fuse into the jaw, it is the only restoration option that will preserve the natural bone. Dental implants is a restorative treatment with long-term successful outcomes.
If you are interested in dental implants, schedule an appointment to learn more and find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.