If you have a tooth missing, your dentist may recommend using a dental implant that is surgically placed into the bone to act as a replacement for the root. A precision fitted prosthetic crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth.
An implant is a titanium “root” which can be placed into the jawbone. Once integrated with your bone, the implant can be used to support a crown, a bridge, or secure a complete denture. Dental implants may be used to eliminate partial plates and dentures.
Dental Implants function and feel like your natural teeth and are the standard of care for replacing missing teeth.
Dental implant treatment represents a slightly greater investment than conventional treatment; however, the benefits of implant therapy for most patients outweigh the minor additional cost involved.