Dental implants are the latest development for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. They look natural, help with eating and talking and are durable.
Placed in a healthy jawbone, these pre-formed cylinders actually fuse to and become part of the bone. More accurately, implants replace missing roots and provide a solid foundation to replace teeth with crowns, dental bridges or dentures. It is an ideal restorative treatment for people who lose teeth due to an accident or simply due to old age.
Implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, many missing teeth, up to a full set of teeth in each jaw, or to help keep dentures stable. The procedure involves inserting a titanium screw in the jawbone, followed by an abutment. Your crown, bridge or dentures then sits on top of this abutment.