Dental implants are the only way to replace a missing tooth root, rather than just replacing the crown or the portion above the gums. The tooth root is an essential component of a healthy, functioning smile. Dental implants are small titanium posts or screws that are surgically inserted into the gums and jawbone. Once healed, dental implants actually become fused to the jawbone, stimulating new bone and tissue growth around the implant.
Dental implants are the only way to prevent all of the consequences of missing teeth mentioned above for the most life-like solution. After a healing period of a few weeks to a few months, we can replace a single tooth with a crown, multiple teeth with a bridge, or all your teeth with implant supported dentures.