With implants, missing teeth can now be replaced reliably and aesthetically without involving other natural teeth. Also, loose fitting dentures, especially lower complete dentures, which historically are nightmares to most patients, can be completely stabilized with the use of dental implants.
The loss of one or more teeth naturally destabilizes and weakens the surrounding teeth. If you are missing teeth or wearing a denture that fits poorly and makes eating difficult, please come in and find out whether you are a candidate for dental implants. They could improve your life significantly.
A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed so that it is likely to osseo integrate, then a dental prosthetic is added, either a crown or bridge.