A dental implant mimics the form and function of a natural tooth, which consists of a root and a crown. The crown is the visible part of your tooth. It is used to chew food and is therefore the most susceptible to cavities. The crown is attached to the jawbone by way of the root. When decay has gone deep enough or when a periodontal disease has advanced enough to warrant an extraction, the entire tooth, root and all, is taken out. The dental implant is a titanium "root" that gets fitted into a socket that has been created in place of the missing natural tooth. Once the "root" heals, we place an crown on top. The new crown is customized to match your bite and the color of your teeth.
What are the benefits of getting teeth implants?
They look and act like natural teeth
They can last a lifetime with the right care
You don’t need any adhesives
They improve appearance, comfort, and speech
It’s easier to eat
Dental implants are stand-alone replacement teeth that look and function the same as a real tooth. Each titanium "root" is placed into the bone of your jaw and can support a fixed restoration such as a porcelain bridge, or a crown. Even the most trusted tooth replacement options don’t have the potential to last as long as a dental implant. Healthy, well cared for implants have a 98% success rate and the potential to last for your entire life.
The decision to restore a space left by a missing tooth (or teeth) with either a bridge attached to natural teeth or with implant(s) is rarely one to be equivocated. The advantage of one restoration versus the other will depend on the physics and physiology involved with each case. Why one is super to the other will be discussed thoroughly before treatment decisions are made.