Dental implants have revolutionized the dental industry, providing a permanent treatment option to dentures for patients with missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth implant in place. The benefit of using implants is that they don't rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Implants provide an ideal solution to tooth loss because they feel and look like natural teeth.
One of the most valuable aspects of modern dentistry is the ability to permanently replace missing teeth. Dental implants can offer many advantages both cosmetically and health wise. Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant can:
- Boost confidence
- Improve chewing functionality
- Retain natural face shape
- Improve speech
- Enjoy your favorite foods
If you are missing teeth, dental implants are the best choice for a permanent solution. Unlike dentures, dental implants can be completed in one procedure, and last a lifetime with proper treatment and care. Dentures are removable and can embarrassingly slip or shift while talking. In addition to limiting the foods you can eat, dentures don't often look natural. A dental implant is the closest thing available to a natural tooth replacement.