Dental implants are a durable, natural looking solution for patients missing one or more teeth. Implants consist of an artificial titanium root that is implanted into the jawbone. A restoration is then placed on the implant for a tooth that looks and feels like your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a single restoration, a bridge and even full dentures.
When you are missing teeth you begin to loose bone in your jaw due to the missing tooth roots. Because dental implants act like a natural tooth root they can prevent jawbone shrinkage normally associated with missing natural teeth. Dental implants help your jawbone to maintain its natural strength and density. Jawbone loss can affect your bite (the way your teeth fit together) and even make your face begin to collapse making you look years older than you are.
Dental implants can help you forget you had missing teeth and have you smile confidently, and looking years younger.