Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a titanium post that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a porcelain crown, and an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are numerous reasons why dental implants are superior to all other forms of tooth replacement. Implants cause fewer lifestyle interruptions. Once the implant is placed, it serves all the functions of a natural tooth – no eating restrictions or speaking impediments. No other tooth replacement option can claim to maintain oral health in the ways implants can. The bone, where the root of the missing tooth used to be, may deteriorate over time, causing neighboring teeth to shift and loosen. Implants are the only option that helps prevent bone loss in the jawline. Implant placement surgery is one of the most effective types of surgery with a success rate of over 95%. Finally, implants are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.