Like a dripping tap, a missing tooth is a true annoyance. You can’t chew your food properly, you can’t bite well, and especially if a gap is visible in your smile, you’re self-conscious about your appearance.
You wish you could have your natural tooth back—or at least a tooth that looked and felt like the original.
Well, you can! Today’s dental implants are comfortable, attractive and match your natural teeth. Unlike bridges, they help preserve vital tooth structure. And unlike dentures, they’re inserted right into your jawbone, so they stay put in your mouth!
An implant can dramatically improve your appearance and boost your confidence, especially if you’ve got a visible gap in your smile. But the benefits don’t stop there.
An implant eliminates tooth shifting, improves biting pressure and restores proper chewing ability, which leads to a better diet and enhanced overall health. It can also improve your speech, increasing your self-confidence while talking.
Dental Implants are part of a tooth replacement treatment. They are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. These implants are metal posts or frames, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed under your gums. They then fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as roots. Replacement teeth, called crowns and made of porcelain, are then attached to the implant. They will fit securely to your gums because they are held in place by bone, allowing them to look and function just like natural teeth.
Once the implants are in place, your dentist will typically wait a few months to proceed with crowns – temporary appliances are available for you to wear while you wait.