- If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to regain your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently, dental implants may be the solution for you. Implants are a permanent solution for tooth replacement that restores strength, functionality, and appearance. Implants replace the natural tooth root, and are placed through a simple same-day surgical procedure. These small titanium anchors are fixed directly into the space left by the missing tooth and thus require time to heal. During this healing process, the anchor and bone fuse together creating a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. Once this healing process is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant which is then covered with a natural-looking porcelain crown created to match your existing teeth.
- A dental implant is the ideal treatment option to replace a missing tooth and the only option that replaces the root of the tooth. They provide stability for the new tooth, restore function and minimize the risks of further bone loss when a tooth is missing. Dental implants are also a great option for anyone who has become disheartened with their current dentures or bridges. Some choose to replace dentures with dental implants because they can heighten their range of function and can be cared for with normal brushing and flossing, just like a natural tooth. Others will choose to have their dentures “fixed” into place by using dental implants to securely hold the denture in position; this minimizes slipping, clicking, or discomfort that can accompany poor-fitting dentures.