In a perfect world, your natural teeth are your best option. The reality is people get hurt or aren’t born with a good set of teeth or just don’t take proper care of what nature has given them.
Dental implants are the closest thing to nature’s design and offer hope for re-creating a new, healthy, and confident smile. A dental implant is a small part made of titanium or titanium zirconium. It is placed in the jaw bone and replaces the missing tooth root. The implant can be surgically inserted under local anesthetic on an outpatient basis. Titanium is generally well-tolerated by the human body, and bone has been shown to bond well to titanium.
Once healed, the artificial root acts as a base for fixing individual crowns and multi-tooth bridges. The implant can also be used as an anchor for an entire dental prostheses.
- Natural tooth
- Dental implant
- Tooth crown