Dental implants are artificial replacements for missing teeth. Tooth loss may happen due to some health issues, gum disease, tooth decay, accident or other reasons. Your dentist can replace missing teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants fuse into the jawbone with time, making it a permanent solution. Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth.
A More Natural Approach
A dental implant is a small, sturdy, titanium post that acts as a root of a natural tooth. A dental implant is placed into your upper or lower jawbone. After the bone has grown around the implant, implants can hold a crown, bridge or over-denture just like roots hold natural teeth in place. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. They require the same maintenance as natural teeth. This includes brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.
A single tooth or a full arch of teeth which have been lost due to injury or disease can be replaced with dental implants. Titanium metal is used because of its compatibility with bone and oral tissues.