Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth & are essentially permanent, attached teeth that replace partials, bridges or dentures. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. A titanium implant is permanently attached to your bone & a prosthetic tooth (crown) is attached to the implant.
Dental implants are preferred to bridges because they can improve your bite without damaging neighboring teeth (like a bridge might). Treatment can be finished in three to five visits over the space of about four to 12 months.
Because implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth—rather than being removable, like dentures—they allow a return to the comfort & function of natural teeth. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health & well-being.