Dental implants replace lost tooth roots. They are usually made up of biocompatible material called titanium and are placed in areas of the jaw that permanent supports for tooth replacements are required. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They can also be used as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement.
For the replacement of crowns and bridges implants are ideal, as they do not depend on the alteration of adjacent natural teeth for support. In other words they replace teeth permanently and independently. Loose fitting and uncomfortable dentures can gain a significant benefit from having implants placed to offer stability. No longer will eating certain foods be a challenge and comfort levels will be vastly improved. Dental implants are so natural looking and feeling; you may forget you ever lost a tooth…. They are the natural alternative.
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!