For people who are missing teeth, dental implants can be life-changing. By securely anchoring bridges, crowns, and dentures to the jawbone, implants provide a confidence-inspiring, slip-free tooth replacement. Implant-supported restorations look and feel just like natural teeth, and patients can enjoy self-confidence they may not have experienced before.
Implants work by replacing the root of a missing tooth. The implant, which is a tiny titanium post, is inserted into the jawbone. Once the gums heal, the implant anchors an artificial tooth (a crown, bridge, or denture) securely in place. Since implant-supported restorations do not rely on support from the surrounding teeth, they do not slip, cause misalignment, or require as much maintenance as tooth-supported restorations. If you need to have one or more teeth replaced, consider the difference dental implants can make.