What are dental implants?
Dental implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or for an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth.
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all of your regular activities of everyday life without thinking about your teeth.
Why dental implants?
- Lasts much longer than bridges or dentures
- An implant will prevent bone loss associated with missing teeth. Hence, retaining your natural shape of face and smile
- Keep all your teeth in place. Once you loose a tooth, it allows other tooth around it to drift. Eventually deforming the jaw structure
- Unlike dentures/bridges, this procedure causes no wear and tear on surrounding teeth