Dental implants have quickly become the safest and easiest
way to replace missing teeth. Whether you've lost one tooth due to an injury or
you need to replace a bridge or dentures, implants are a safe option for
patients of all ages. If you maintain good oral health, have healthy gums and
enough bone to support the implant, you may be a great candidate.
The implants start with a metal “root” surgically placed
into your jaw that holds a natural prosthetic tooth replacement that does not
rely on or deteriorate neighboring teeth. Despite the way it sounds, implants
are quite comfortable. It's the tooth
replacement option that most closely resembles natural teeth. And they slow the shrinking of bone and gum
tissue in the area surrounding the missing tooth. And when maintained properly,
implants can last for years, even a lifetime! Just brush and floss them like
your own teeth.