A dental implant is used for replacing missing teeth. It is a small titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth. An artificial tooth, called a restoration is placed on the implant, which holds the restoration in place. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
Benefits of Implants
Having an implant has many benefits:
- Stimulate the jaw and prevents bone loss
- Eliminates the need for denture adhesives and discomfort associated with dentures.
- Healthy teeth are not compromised
- Recognized as the new standard of care for placing missing teeth.