About Dental Implants

About Dental Implants

A dental implant is a permanent and comfortable replacement for the root portion of your natural tooth and is anchored into a pre drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place.

Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. During placement of a dental implant the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they can fuse together(Osseo integration), creating a stable support for the new teeth. Implants replace the roots of missing teeth. They are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Implants are surgically placed in your jawbone. Implants feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth, such as dentures.

Reasons to replace missing teeth.

When teeth are lost, the area of the jaw bone that held those teeth starts to dissolve. Implants help to preserve the bone and the shape of the jaw.
Tooth loss affects how well you chew and what foods you are able to eat. Some people who have missing teeth have poor nutrition, which can affect overall health. Raw fruit and vegetables require more chewing.
The loss of teeth can change your bite, the way your teeth come together. Changes in your bite can lead to problems with your jaw joint.