Implants are titanium posts that are placed in your jawbone, and replace the roots of missing teeth. Over the next several months, the bone grows in next to the titanium, locking it in to provide a secure platform for crowns, bridges or dentures. Most of the time implants feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth.
Implants can be a better solution for missing teeth for a variety of reasons. Some teeth may not be strong enough to hold a bridge. Removable dentures may slip and can lead to bone loss, which changes your bite and has an effect on your ability to chew. Maintaining the integrity of your jaw and bite is critical to overall well-being.
Implants are a close second to your natural teeth and can replace a single missing tooth, a mouthful of dentures, or anything in between. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. We will work with you to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.