Dentists can use dental implants to produce healthy and attractive smiles in a new technique. Implants are an alternative to traditional bridges and dentures for replacing one or more lost teeth. Dental implants function and appear similarly to natural teeth.
Dental implants can prevent further tooth loss as well as the depressed facial appearance associated with missing teeth by preserving bone density.
A crown, bridge, or denture is placed on top of a biocompatible titanium screw and post.
The dental implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone, replacing the natural tooth root. The implant secures itself to the bone (a process known as “osseointegration”) within a few months, allowing it to endure biting and chewing forces much like a healthy, natural tooth.