If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is still hope. Dental implants are revolutionizing the way people live their day-to-day lives. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone then bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for dental crowns. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.