A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.
Why Dental Implants:
- 1 Long-term solution.
- 2Looks exactly like natural teeth
- 3Protects healthy bone.
- 4Retain your natural face shape, and smile.
- 5Keep your teeth in your mouth – not in a cup.
- 6Protects your healthy teeth.
If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Or if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, you may require a sinus lift.