What is a dental implant?
The implant is a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the gums where the root of the missing tooth used to be. The post serves as the root of the prosthetic tooth. During a process called osseointegration, the root fuses to the jawbone over the course of a few months, creating a secure foundation for the abutment and custom crown restoration that are placed over the implant. At this point, the prosthetic tooth will look like and function as a natural tooth.
Why should you replace missing teeth?
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent tooth replacement options, so you don’t need to worry about them falling out. Unlike bridges, an implant does not require preparation of the surrounding teeth, therefore promoting the smile’s integrity. Dental implants can last for a lifetime and help create a natural, beautiful smile, improving your confidence.