It’s hard to feel confident about your smile when you are missing one or more teeth. However, that’s far from the only problem associated with tooth loss.
What are dental implants?
Unlike dentures and dental bridges, which rest on the gums or remaining teeth, dental implants are anchored in the jawbone just like the roots of natural teeth. The implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw. The jawbone then grows around it, forming a bond that allows it to support a crown (or bridge or denture) for many years or even a lifetime. In the end, you’ll have a replacement tooth that is indistinguishable in look and function from the genuine article.