What Is Implant Dentistry?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth; nobody will ever know that you have a replacement. Moreover, the treatment may be more conservative than traditional bridgework since implants don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support. When teeth are missing, the surrounding bone starts to shrink and your jawbone will eventually recede. Dental implants restorations are look and feel so natural, that you won’t even know you lost a tooth.
Dental implants are regarded as the best solution to missing teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they can prevent bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures. More of your own teeth are left untouched, which is an important benefit for your long-term oral health. Dental implants provide a reliable and predictable means for replacing missing teeth.
There are many applications for the use of dental implants:
- Single tooth replacement
- Multiple tooth replacement
- Full denture support