If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be considering your options for replacement. Dental implants are a popular and effective solution, providing a number of benefits over other options like dentures or bridges.

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. It’s then topped with a custom-made restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, to replace the missing tooth or teeth. This creates a secure foundation and a natural-looking replacement.

Dental implants offer permanent and secure replacement, improved function, preservation of natural bone and no special care or maintenance. The procedure involves consultation, implant placement, healing, abutment placement and restoration placement. Recovery time varies depending on the number/position/complexity, but with proper care, dental implants can last for many years sometimes lifetime.

If you’re thinking about dental implants, it’s important to discuss your options with your dentist to determine if they are the right choice for you. Dental implants can help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence, just like you would with natural teeth.