If you are missing teeth or have severely damaged teeth that need to be replaced, implants are an alternative solution to bridges and crowns.
Statistics show that more people than ever before are choosing dental implants for tooth replacements. That’s because people are discovering that implants not only feel secure and stable, allowing them to speak and eat clearly, but they look more natural as well.
And there’s another bonus: implants assist in preventing bone loss, so they can help maintain a more youthful appearance.
Anyone who wants to replace missing teeth is a candidate for implants, provided that they have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth to provide anchorage. Some people are missing all their teeth and most of those are excellent candidates for dental implants. Today we also use implants to replace small bridges, removable partial dentures and even missing single teeth.
To create an implant, a titanium post is placed into the bone to support a single replacement tooth, or a frame for several, beneath your gum. The post becomes biologically fused to your jawbone. The replacement tooth is then secured to this implanted post, leaving you with a natural looking smile and fully functional jaw.