Dental implants provide a natural replacement to missing teeth. Whether you need to replace a single or multiple teeth, dental implants are a lasting solution.
Implants act like your natural tooth roots and support your individually made ceramic crown, bridge or full mouth prosthesis.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants do far more than just fill the gap missing teeth leave behind. They replace the exact look and function of your natural tooth, as well as improve your speech and make it easier to eat the foods you enjoy. In turn, this boosts your self-esteem, oral health and overall appearance. Best of all, you can care for dental implants just like the rest of your teeth and they last a lifetime!
How Dental Implants Work
So now you know the benefits and statistics for dental implants, but how do they work? Basically, dental implants are composed of an implant (which replaces your tooth root), an abutment (connects implant to crown) and a crown (the visible part of the implant). There are three stages for the dental implant process: placing the implant via surgery, healing and osseointegration (implant fusing to bone) and placing the artificial tooth. The whole process usually takes just months (depending on individual circumstances) and the vast majority of people are thrilled with the results.