If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth and, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used to support crowns, bridges, and dentures. It’s composed of two or three main parts: One is the titanium implant itself, similar to a screw, implantsthat is anchored into the jawbone typically by a surgeon to replace the roots of the missing tooth. The second part is the abutment which is screwed into the implant itself similar to a post. The final part is a tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top. There are other options where the implant crown is one piece with the abutment and is instead screwed into the implant rather than being cemented.
Implants provide a natural replacement that looks and feels like your own tooth!