When appropriate, teeth that are lost can now be replaced with dental implants. These are tooth shaped titanium screws that are placed in your jaw bone. Bone literally grows on titanium surfaces, therefore providing the most secure way of replacing teeth. A tooth designed exactly to your liking is then screwed on the implant surface therefore restoring your natural smile. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental implants have long been recognized by dental experts as the most effective dental procedure of choice for teeth replacement. Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth and are designed to last a lifetime. Because they are fused in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed, dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in the jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. With attentive patient maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. They are completely secure and will allow you to speak and eat again with comfort and confidence.’