Dental implants replace the roots of teeth and can be used to anchor a single dental crown, a bridge or a denture. Dental implants are often screw shaped components made from titanium.
Whether your dentist has discussed a possible implant treatment with you, or you simply want to know more, let us explain the benefits.
Shaped and positioned with precision for the best esthetic result, implants are engineered to restore your natural smile. A dental implant also helps preserve the contour of your jaw and the natural shape of your face.
In addition, implants can restore lost chewing function, giving you the confidence to eat whatever you like again. Implants are designed to feel like your own teeth, they are exceptionally strong and stable and the difference between an implant and a natural tooth is virtually undetectable.
Protect and preserve your other teeth
When a tooth is missing, the jawbone in that area may regress causing bone loss. This bone loss might eventually alter the contours of your face.
A conventional bridge doesn’t replace tooth roots and often means sacrificing healthy neighboring teeth to anchor it in place. Treatment using a dental implant replaces both the root and the visible crown portion. The implant helps maintain the integrity and shape of the jawbone, preserving the natural lines of your face, while acting as a base for an artificial tooth without the need to damage any of your existing teeth.
Compared to conventional bridges and prostheses, implants offer far superior long-term benefits.
The initial cost of an implant may seem higher, but with proper care and a good oral hygiene routine, your investment can last a lifetime.