A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.
They are made of biocompatible materials that become directly attached to your jawbone. Once anchored in place, your implants can be used to replace a missing tooth, support an entire set of teeth or retain an over-denture. The result is a natural type of tooth replacement that can restore the biting and chewing ability you once enjoyed, improve your appearance and renew your self-confidence
These are the most modern method of replacing missing teeth. Research shows that 85 percent of people who wear full or partial dentures experience some related discomfort and difficulty. Dental implants can eliminate these problems, restore self-confidence and improve the quality of life. From a single missing tooth to an entire set of teeth, dental implants can provide a permanent alternative to problematic dentures, and help prevent the premature loss of remaining teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime and are an excellent investment in oral health.
- Acts as artificial tooth root that provides a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth.
- Restores the biting and chewing ability
- Improves your appearance and renews your self-confidence.