A dental implant can replace a missing tooth without altering the healthy adjacent teeth. Once the implant is in place, a post (or abutment) is attached, providing support for your final crown.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the new standard for tooth replacement. They bond with healthy bone and provide permanent support for dental crowns and dentures. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
Why dental implants?
Dental implants, like natural teeth, stimulate the jaw and prevent bone loss. With dental implants, healthy teeth are not compromised. Leading dental organizations recognize dental implants as the standard for tooth replacement.
Why replace missing teeth?
Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew correctly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. In addition to these pressing issues, tooth loss also causes bone loss.
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your teeth. Implants fuse with bone, so they become permanent.
- Improved speech. With dentures, the teeth can slip, causing you to mumble. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved comfort. Implants become attached to your jaw bone, eliminating the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Easier eating. Dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants work like your teeth, allowing you to eat with confidence and without pain.
- Improved self-esteem. Dental implants give you back your smile and help you feel better.
- Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With proper care, implants may last a lifetime.
- Convenience. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for adhesives to keep them in place.