Dental implants are used to replace teeth that have been lost due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. Before, if you were suffering from missing teeth, the only options were bridges or dentures. Dental implants replace the tooth roots and offer a foundation for new replacement teeth. These new teeth are manufactured to match your existing teeth giving you a flawless smile. Dental implants have a very high success rate of around 98% and most will last a lifetime.
Once a tooth is lost, a titanium implant can be placed into the bone where the tooth used to be. Once this implant heals and integrates into the bone, a natural looking tooth crown can be attached to that implant. All without having to drill on any adjacent teeth. Most people have very little discomfort with implants and the procedure only requires local anesthesia.
Enjoy improved appearance, speech and comfort. Dental implants also offer durability. With good care, your implants can last a lifetime. You also get convenience over dentures as a perk since you will not need adhesives or special cleaning. Dental implants offer better oral health since a bridge is no long required, other teeth are not adjusted, leaving more original teeth.