A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a specialist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself. If you hide your smile because of missing teeth, or your dentures don’t feel secure and you have difficulty chewing; dental implants will let you smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence. Dental implants look and feel just like your own, and under proper conditions, such as placement by a specialist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.