Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth. These replacement teeth may be in the form of permanently cemented crowns or bridges, or may be in the form of fixed or fixed detachable full or partial dentures. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are small titanium anchors that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. For most patients, the placement and restoration of dental implants is an uncomplicated and relatively easy procedure.