Dental implants have become a very popular permanent tooth replacement option. When teeth are lost from your mouth, not only can it affect the remaining gums, bone, and teeth. It can also cause a shift in the way your remaining teeth meet (dental bite), and the overall contours or shape of the mouth and face may change, affecting the physical appearance of your smile.
Dental implants have been around since the 1950’s. Today’s dental implants are made from a very strong and durable biocompatible titanium material. The dentist secures each dental implant into the bone. These implants can then support a variety of restorations ranging from a crown, to multiple dental bridges or even be used to secure loose dentures. When a dental implant is secured into the bone, it bonds to the jaw and acts just like the root of a natural tooth. When completed – the patient achieves full function of their mouth while attaining natural, beautiful looking teeth.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.