Gone are the days of floppy dentures and unsightly clasps. With today’s implant technology, missing teeth can be replaced to give you much of the appearance and function of your natural teeth.
If one or more of your teeth are missing, there are a number of ways to replace them. An alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures may be dental implants. Implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. Implants attach directly to your jawbone, giving you incredible stability and longevity. This also helps your jawbone remain healthy instead of shrinking from lack of function. Once the implant is finished off with a porcelain crown, it is indistinguishable from your natural teeth—and just as strong. For those who already wear dentures or have a significant number of teeth missing, implants can provide the ultimate in dental stability.
Who can get dental implants?
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or if it has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. A bone graft is a way of adding new bone to your jawbone. Book and appointment and we can determine if dental implants are right for you.