Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants allow the person who has lost teeth regain the ability to eat virtually anything.Since dental implants look very natural, patients can smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts which are inserted into the jawbone at the location of the missing teeth. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Once the bone has bonded to the implant, the artificial teeth can be placed.
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. They never need root canals and will never develop a cavity.