What are Implants?
Implants are artificial teeth which are placed into your upper or lower jaw. They provide support and act as an artificial tooth root, and with proper care they can last a lifetime. Implants allow your new artificial teeth to feel and function like natural teeth.
Implants can restore the stability of your mouth and function just like natural teeth. They can make it easier to talk and eat and restore your quality of life. There are many benefits to dental implants, including an improved diet and greater confidence when you smile.
The implant itself replaces the tooth root, which is the part of your tooth which supports the crown, which is the part you see. Implants can replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or they can be used to support a partial or complete denture.
Typically, an implant is placed during one appointment and is allowed to heal. In some cases a crown or denture can be placed immediately at the same visit, but the decision on whether to do it this way is between you and your Dr.
Many people are afraid they might have to go without teeth, especially in front. And the answer is No! You will not go without teeth. We will take a digital 3D scan at your consultation appointment and discuss your options for tooth replacement.