While regular brushing, flossing, and checkups allow many of us to maintain our natural smiles for a lifetime, in some cases our teeth just can’t keep up. If you’ve lost a tooth (or multiple teeth) due to injury or disease, dental implants can help you feel confident in your smile once again.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small metal screw that is placed into the jawbone to act as a synthetic root of a missing tooth. Once implanted, replacement teeth are mounted onto these screws. Implants are a great option for your teeth, as they look, feel, and function very similar to natural teeth.
How do dental implants work?
Implants provide stable support for replacement teeth because they are fused to the jawbone. Dentures or bridges that are mounted to implants won’t slip in your mouth, which makes it much easier to eat and speak. The secure fit helps implants feel more natural than conventional dentures or bridges.