WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants 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 and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These titanium post anchors act as tooth root substitutes.
The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. At the appropriate time in healing, an abutment, or extension, is attached to the implant. These abutments provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.