Dental implants are meant to take the place of a missing tooth. It helps to restore the function of the tooth and enhance ones appearance. There are several forms of dental implants available. Our practice specializes in implants that require a titanium screw to be placed in the jawbone. This is used to anchor the artificial tooth (or ‘crown’) that is placed in the gap of the missing tooth.
The procedure for this type of an implant is straightforward. A surgeon places a titanium screw in the jaw bone, and the artificial teeth are secured to the implant. They don’t wiggle or slip, as dentures can, and are healthier for the gums and bone. Most patients find that implants are more comfortable than using dentures.
Beyond this form of implants there are many variations available. We would advise you to explore your options so that you can make an informed decision if you are considering getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. You have to decide which dental implant best suits your situation and needs.