An implant feels and looks like your own natural teeth because it's inserted beneath your gum. It starts with a small, sturdy, titanium post that's placed into your jawbone.Once the bone in your jaw has grown around the implant, it acts like the root of a natural tooth. Next, a crown, bridge or over-denture is put in place.
Reasons you may want to consider dental implants
- Replace one or more teeth
- Provide support for a partial Denture
- Improve the support and stability of full upper or lower Denture
- Enhance chewing comfort
- Gain confidence while smiling, talking and eating
- Improve appearance
Because implants are very durable and can last a lifetime, they require the same maintenance as natural teeth — brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups. Patients like implants because they offer stability and comfort that other alternatives can't. Because they never slip or shift in your mouth, eating and speaking is easier.