What are Dental Implants and what can they do for me?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown, bridge or denture in place. The treatment can be more conservative than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Implant supported dentures snap in and do not move. This eliminates sore spots and the embarrassment of loose dentures. Dental implants restorations are so natural looking and feeling that you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Dental implants can be the best solution to the problem of missing teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they can prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies missing teeth. No one will ever know that you have replacement teeth.