Whether your missing one, several or all of your teeth, dental implants are an innovative and popular approach to replace missing teeth. A small, titanium, screw is placed at the site of the missing tooth/teeth. After a few months of healing, a dental crown is attached to the implant and is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Implants look, function and feel like natural teeth, and if taken care of, can last a lifetime!
Implants are the leading and most successful replacement option for missing teeth. After a tooth has been lost or removed, the doctor can place an implant to fill the gap and maintain good oral health.
A dental implant is the closest to a natural tooth that a patient can have. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Once healed, dental implants act as a base to anchor the visible portion of the artificial tooth.
Missing all your teeth? Implants can also be used in conjunction with traditional dentures to provide extra retention, stability, and increase function and chewing ability - these are referred to as “Implant-Retained dentures”. Another option if you’re missing all your teeth are permanently “locked-in” dentures and are often referred to as “Hybrid Implant Dentures”.