Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Whether you are missing one tooth or many, you might not only be dealing with impaired self-esteem, but also functional disadvantages. Implants can help you eat better, look younger and feel more confident. They can be more conservative than traditional bridgework because the surrounding teeth do not need to be filed down. Dental implants are so natural looking and feeling that you may forget you ever lost a tooth.

Aside from the obvious functional and aesthetic benefits, dental implants can be the best solution to the problem of missing teeth because they integrate into the structure of your bone, preventing bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. By preventing the loss of the bony structure of the jaws and face, they can protect against facial collapse, preserving your youthful appearance. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth. A few precisely placed implants can also stop dentures from coming down or sliding around.

A dental implant:

  • Replaces tooth root, which preserves bone.
  • Does not require grinding down adjacent teeth.
  • Prevents bone collapse, providing better long-term youthful appearance.
  • Is cleaned like a natural tooth—more hygienic.
  • Looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth—but does not decay.
  • Dental implants can be utilized for complete teeth loss, one missing tooth or loose dentures.