What Are Dental Implants?


A missing tooth can be a major cosmetic concern. Many of our patients who are missing a tooth are focused on immediate replacement to restore the look of their smile—what they may not realize is there are also many health benefits to filling this gap. Tooth replacements, such as dental implants, can prevent bacteria and infection from developing at the site of tooth loss. Additionally, replacing a missing tooth can prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting as well as restore the patient’s ability to chew and speak with ease.

Dental implants are considered the most secure, convenient, and comfortable form of tooth replacement available. Each dental implant is designed to mimic the function of a natural tooth. The replacement option consists of a titanium post that serves as the new “root” and a porcelain crown that is custom-made to blend seamlessly with your smile. The result is a new tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth, requiring no extra maintenance, pastes, or adhesives. As the bone fuses to the titanium posts, dental implants can become a permanent part of your mouth, allowing you to forget you ever lost a tooth.

To learn more about dental implants, or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact our office today.