Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically inserted into your jaw bone, often where teeth are missing. The implant acts as a substitute for your tooth’s natural root, creating a strong foundation that is attached to small posts that come out through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for the implant crown, an artificial replacement tooth that restores the form and function similar to that of a natural one.
If you have lost a tooth, you can regain the ability to eat normally again and can smile with confidence, knowing that your teeth can appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, here are some great reasons to consider them:
● Improved appearance
● Easier cleaning
● Prevent bone loss
● Increased bite strength
● Supports adjacent teeth
● Can enable natural speech
Dentures and bridges can also be supported by dental implants.
If you would like to know how dental implants can help improve dental health for you and your family, please feel free to read through our many informative pages on this website, or make time to see Dr John Hanna here at Complete Smiles for a free consultation.