Dental implants are one of the best options available for replacing teeth that have been lost due to injury, decay, dental root canals or any other reason.
Dental implants bring great comfort to patients both physically and emotionally. They restore the function, comfort and appearance of natural teeth, giving back the pleasure of eating, laughing, and smiling without fear of embarrassment. Implants are not sensitive to heat or cold, and they do not experience decay since they are not natural teeth. This makes them one of the best solutions for missing teeth in individuals of any age.
A dental implant is a "root device,” usually made of a titanium alloy, which is surgically positioned into the jaw. Once the implant is in place and the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the root device. Dental implants lack a periodontal ligament, so they will feel slightly different than natural teeth during chewing but, overall, your dental implants will feel very much like natural teeth. You will even be able to floss in between them.
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they protect the other teeth and do not put any strain on the teeth surrounding the implant. To be a good candidate for implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. With dental implants, you must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits to maintain the long-term success of your implants. If you are missing teeth, discuss your options with us during a private consultation at our office.