A dental implant is a small titanium tooth root replacement. Implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and restore your smile naturally. Implants bring back your natural smile by preventing bone loss, preserving teeth position, restoring the natural bite, enhancing aesthetics, and increasing “smile awareness and confidence”.
What is better, an implant or a bridge?
Dental implants provide a more advanced replacement technology for a missing tooth than a traditional bridge. Dental implants are more cost effective in the long run because they preserve the bone and adjacent teeth. On the average, a dental bridge will last 6-7 years. A dental implant can last 40 years or more.
How will implants make me look younger?
Even losing one tooth can cause bone loss. Bone loss in your jawbone can give you an older appearance. Dental implants create stimulation to the underlying bone, preserving bone mass and enhancing long-term aesthetics.
Can I eat whatever I want?
Yes! Like natural teeth, your new teeth are strong, stable, and secure, so you can comfortably eat all your favorite foods – even popcorn and apples!
How long do implants last?
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution – often for life. Manufactured from titanium, dental implants provide a highly biocompatible surface, encouraging bone to attach to the implant during the healing process to ensure long-term results.
Can implants replace my dentures?
Absolutely, if you tired of your dentures moving around in your mouth, and think denture adhesive is bothersome, then a fixed denture replacement solution is perfect for you. Every time you get your denture relined, that material is replacing the bone that is melting away year after year. The solution is a dental implant bridge that is supported by two or more dental implants. Because the dental implants function like natural roots, the permanent dentures will feel very much like your natural teeth while they preserve your bone.