State-of-the-art replacement for a missing tooth
Why a Dental Implant?
- A missing tooth
- Potential bite and jaw problems from shifting teeth
- Desire to improve chewing ability
- Desire to replace a missing tooth or teeth by means other than a bridge
- Desire for a more permanent solution than fixed bridges
- Desire for a smile improvement
A dental implant is a fixture used to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw and then after healing is complete, a porcelain tooth is attached to the top of the implant. This creates a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. Click here to learn more about replacing multiple missing teeth with dental implants. You can also learn about how dental implants can replace all your missing teeth and how dental implants can secure a loose denture .
The benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant with a porcelain crown attached on top will feel like you've re-grown your natural tooth. They are both durable and esthetic. There is no need to alter the teeth on either side as would be necessary to fill in the space with a bridge. Therefore, an implant crown can be cleaned at home with exactly the same brushing and flossing techniques you would use with your natural teeth. Better home care will mean the implant will have much better longevity than a bridge.
For information on how to care for your new dental implant, click here .