Implants are replacement prosthetic tooth roots made of titanium posts. Dental implants help restore mouth function, aesthetic appeal, and oral health. They are used as a natural looking tooth replacement option or serve as a secure anchor for a full or partial denture. Implant posts help stimulate and preserve bone. When teeth are missing, the supporting bone begins to deteriorate over time. The sunken in facial structure makes you appear much older. Tooth replacement with dental implants help hinder this process so you can maintain your youthful appearance longer.
When teeth are missing due to dental trauma or disease, tooth implants can be a great solution. Implants may be the best option for you if:
Implants replace one missing tooth, multiple teeth or support a complete set of dentures. The titanium posts are inserted surgically into the jawbone to replace roots that were lost with the teeth.
Made of strong, lightweight titanium and other surgical materials, tooth implants are well received by the body. Over five million dental implants are inserted by dentists annually in the United States.