A dental implant is the most natural appearing and functional alternative to replace a missing tooth. It is an artificial tooth root made from medical grade titanium that is surgically placed under the gum line, allowing it to bond naturally into the jawbone.
This screw acts as an abutment (support) for a crown or bridge to be placed on it and functions and appears as a natural tooth.
It is important to replace a missing tooth to prevent deterioration of the bone, which can lead to shifts of the teeth and structural changes as well as loss of function.
One of the key advantages of dental implants, compared to bridges is that they are freestanding and hold their place with the support of their own anchor without involving the adjacent teeth at all.
• Improved appearance – implants are the closest alternative to natural teeth;
• Improved speech ability;
• Improved self-esteem;
• Improved chewing ability;
• Improved oral health – secure placement of your surrounding teeth;
• Durable placement (long lasting)