A dental implant is a small titanium post that can be placed in the upper and lower jaws to serve as a replacement for the root portion of the missing natural tooth. Because of the biocompatible properties of the titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone to become a solid anchor for the replacement tooth that goes on top of it (called a dental implant restoration). Dental implants can be used as a solution for replacing one, a few, or all your missing teeth. Implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are lost.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Natural appearance
- Eliminates removable appliances
- Dependable and secure
- Significant chewing improvement
- Permanent, long-term solution