Replacing Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, you should have them replaced as soon as possible. This keeps your remaining teeth from shifting position and prevents long-term damage to your jawbone. There are several options for replacing teeth, including dentures and bridges. For the most stable, permanent solution, consider dental implants, the only option that permanently ensures your teeth structure.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are replacement teeth consisting of a titanium root that is anchored in your gums, a support post or abutment, and a crown that precisely simulates a natural tooth. Many patients report that dental implants look, feel, and function the closest to natural teeth. Implants preserve your facial contours, giving you a confident smile and restoring your eating and speaking ability. The titanium root bonds with your jawbone, forming a rock-solid foundation for artificial teeth. Missing teeth cause your jawbone to weaken, and implants prevent this deterioration thanks to the solid connection between metal and bone.