What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is widely used in prosthetic dentistry today. There are several types of dental implants. The most widely accepted and successful is the osseo-integrated implant.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own!
Dental implants preserve facial structure by preventing bone loss, which occurs when teeth are missing. They provide a solid support for replacement teeth that are virtually as strong as the natural teeth. Implants will prevent damage to other teeth that may be present.
The longevity of implant crowns/bridges is generally excellent and because they are a ‘stand alone’ treatment, they do not compromise adjacent, often intact, natural teeth.