A dental implant is basically a substitute tooth root, made of titanium, a biocompatible material also used in orthopedic implants. A dental serves virtually the same function as a natural tooth root, preserving bone, stimulating bone growth and providing a stable foundation for a replacement tooth that looks feels and functions like a natural tooth.
Dental implant treatment is the only treatment option that preserves bone and does not compromise the long-term health of adjacent natural teeth. In addition, dental implant treatment has the best long-term prognosis of any tooth replacement option, such at tooth-supported bridges, partials, and dentures, which typically need to be replaced several times over the course… Read more »
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants not only look natural, but they also feel and function like natural teeth. Also, long-term esthetics are usually much better with implant-supported replacement teeth because this is only treatment option that prevents bone resorption, which can cause the smile to look unnatural.