What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an excellent solution for missing teeth and serve as a replacement for tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth and are made to match your natural teeth’s appearance. Implants are made of titanium, which is lightweight, durable and biocompatible, which means that it will not be rejected by the body.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants improve your appearance because they look and feel just like your own teeth. Because they fuse with the jawbone, they become strong permanent teeth. This also preserves bone which would otherwise be lost in areas where teeth are missing. That loss of bone not only weakens the bones but changes the contours of the face. Most importantly dental implants improve your self-esteem by giving you back your smile. Because they don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does, more of your teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Implants are extremely durable and with good care, many implants can last a lifetime.