If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to regain your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, dental implants may be for you. Dental implants are a permanent solution for tooth replacement that restores strength, functionality, and beauty – all in one! Dental implants replace the natural tooth root, placed through a simple same-day surgical procedure. These small titanium anchors, fixed directly into the space left by the missing tooth need time to heal. During the healing process, the anchor and bone begin to fuse together and integrate, creating a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. Once this healing process is complete, and abutment is attached to the implant, which is then covered with a beautiful, natural-looking porcelain crown.
A dental implant is the most ideal treatment option to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are the one only option that directly replaces the root of the tooth, not just the tooth itself. Dental implants are preferred because they provide stability for the new tooth and minimizes further bone loss when a tooth is missing. Dental implants restore function while being a long-term solution to tooth loss. Dental implants are also a great option for anyone who has become disheartened with their current dentures or bridges. Some choose to replace dentures with dental implants because they can heighten their range of function and can be cared for with normal brushing and flossing, just like a natural tooth. Others will choose to have their dentures “fixed”into place by using dental implants to securely hold the denture in position; this minimizes andy slipping, clicking, or discomfort that can accompany poor-fitting dentures. The use of dental implants in order to retain a denture has become the standard of care.