Dental implants are artificial tooth roots inserted into the jaw to replace missing teeth. Today, implants with attached crowns are the preferred method for treating tooth loss because they function the same as natural teeth and help preserve the jaw structure by preventing atrophy from bone loss. Bridgework and dentures address the cosmetic problem of missing teeth but do not prevent bone loss. Permanent implants maintain proper chewing function and exert appropriate, natural forces on the jawbone to keep it functional and healthy.
Implants are titanium screws a dentist inserts into the jawbone and affixes a prosthetic tooth or crown. Titanium implants over time fuse naturally with bone, a process known as osseointegration. Implant surgery can replace one or more teeth provided there is sufficient bone to support the implants. Patients should consider having the procedure done as soon as possible after losing a tooth to prevent bone loss at the site.
Reasons for Dental Implant Restorations
Fill space of missing teeth
- Permanent support for attached Crowns
- Prevent bone loss from missing teeth
- Restore chewing and speaking ability.
- Restore your smile.