Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most conservative treatments for tooth replacement, and is usually the treatment of choice when tooth replacement is required.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the first step in complete tooth replacement, creating an artificial root that acts as an anchor in the jaw for a bridge or crown. Dentists use implants to replace the roots of teeth missing from injury or disease, restoring stability, strength, form, and function. They are specifically designed to attach directly to the mandible (jaw bone), creating a foundation for the rest of the tooth restoration.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants allow patients to regain function that may be lost due to missing teeth, typically without necessitating the removal of additional teeth. Implants can restore function in very much the same way as dentures, including allowing the facial muscles to regain strength and firmness that can deteriorate when structural teeth fall out or are removed. Implants are very long-lasting and are cost-effective options for patients seeking permanent tooth restoration.

Implants are prescribed to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

An implant post is surgically placed into the area where the tooth is missing. In a few months bone will fuse to the implant.

A customized crown or bridge is permanently cemented to the implant.

Implants restore the natural beauty, function, and health of teeth.