What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are the best alternative to natural teeth, because they replace both the root and the body of the tooth. An implant consists of two parts: a titanium steel peg that is surgically implanted into the jaw, and a porcelain crown which sits on top of the peg and effectively replaces the tooth.
Dental implants are the only treatment that actually arrest bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants are also more comfortable than most other treatments for missing teeth.
They are definitely more comfortable than dentures, which may slip, click, cause sores, or even fall out if patients aren’t careful. A very important benefit of dental implants is that they give patients improved self-confidence over other methods of tooth replacement.
With dental implants patients can enjoy all the foods they like and are never worried about their false teeth in social situations. Dental implants offer patients a lifetime of better chewing and more confidence because they function just like real teeth.