Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. In addition to being highly cosmetic, they can also prevent teeth from tilting or drifting into areas of missing teeth.
Implants are excellent for replacing a singular missing tooth, but they can also be used for patients with multiple missing teeth to secure a full denture on either your upper or lower jaws (the 'All-On-Four'). These help keep your dentures in stable and in-place, allowing you to eat and smile confidently.
Implants can be placed in a variety of manners, sometimes even immediately after a tooth is extracted, or in the traditional two-step surgery. Ask your dentist and our surgeons about restoring missing teeth with implants today!