There is now hope for those who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma or other causes, dental implants provide our patients with a transformational change in their lives. Implants represent a secure foundation to replace the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Should you have lost teeth; dental implants enable you to regain the ability to eat virtually anything. You will be able to smile with confidence knowing that your new teeth appear natural and your facial contours are preserved.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root typically made of pure titanium that is placed into the jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. The current generation of dental implants can be traced back sixty years and today represent’s mainstream dental care.
Dental implants provide the foundation to replace the look, feel, and function entirely like your own teeth. For an individual who has lost teeth, regaining the ability to eat virtually anything, to smile with confidence knowing that your teeth appear natural and the return to a youthful facial contour are priceless. Implants are titanium posts that are placed precisely into the jawbone in those locations where teeth were lost. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes.
Overtime, your bone bonds with the titanium implants creating a solid foundation for artificial teeth. A small post (healing abutment) that protrudes through the gums is then attached to the implant. Dental implants provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. They also help preserve your facial structures while preventing jaw bone deterioration that would otherwise occur when teeth are lost.