Dental implants are changing the way people live!
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to mimic your natural teeth. With new technology, dental implant dentists are able to perform these procedures with minimal effort.
For the replacement of missing teeth, dental implants are emerging as the preferred method. Traditional procedures, like bridge work, require grinding away healthy tooth structure in order to fit the bridge. Implants, by contrast, eliminate the need for grinding or less permanent solutions, like dentures. The overall benefit of dental implants is the confidence to eat and smile naturally that comes with the solid permanence of the implant.
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are gently placed within the jaw, in order to provide a foundation for fixating teeth, or stabilizing a full or partial denture (plate). A well trained implant surgeon can often place an implant in as little as 15 minutes with little to no pain. Implant teeth look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Patients that have implants to replace their missing teeth, regain the ability to eat virtually anything and smile with confidence. Teeth replaced with dental implants typically have a better long term prognosis than teeth replaced by dental bridges, partials or dentures.