A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a specialist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. A strong titanium post is surgically placed into the jawbone to give firm support for the artificial replacement. After the bone and gum tissue have healed, the new tooth or teeth can be attached. Dental implants can eliminate gaps and allow you to chew and speak with improved confidence.
Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures.