Do you have a missing tooth or teeth? Dental Implants can prevent the “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth and restore your chewing ability. If you desire a more permanent solution to missing teeth than dentures and bridges, dental implants may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Dental implants with artificial teeth are the closest thing to regrowing your natural teeth. Dental implants are stable, strong, durable and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and decrease the chance of jaw joint problems. Dental implants are far superior to removable dentures both in comfort and in function.
A dental implant is used to replace the roots of teeth. The dental implant is surgically placed into the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. In the event that more than one tooth is missing, several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge. Dental implants are often used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth. By using dental implants to secure the denture it offers increased comfort, greater chewing ability, and reduces the risk of choking.
Dentures are a poor alternative to dental implants. However, in some cases, where finances are a primary concern, dentures are the only alternative.