Dental implants are artificial replacements for your natural tooth roots. They attach firmly into the gum and jawbone, and are fitted with a crown that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also be used to anchor partial and full dentures using precision attachments. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements. They never have to be removed for cleaning and are attached without adhesives.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental implants are permanent, so they are made to look and feel like your natural teeth.
- Implants stay firmly in place. You will be able to speak and eat comfortably.
- An implant is extremely durable and will last your entire life with good oral hygiene.
Are you a candidate dental implants?
Except for growing children, anyone with missing teeth can receive dental implants. As long as you practice healthy dental habits and visit the dentist regularly, your implants will remain in good condition and last forever.