What Is A Dental Implant?
If you are missing a tooth due to injury or disease. You may be a candidate for a dental implant.
Replacing a missing tooth is crucial not only for cosmetic reasons but also to keep your teeth from shifting and altering your bite.
An implant is a prosthetic tooth root that is placed into your jawbone. Once healed and fused to the bone, they become the foundation of a replacement tooth.
Dental implants are one of the most rapidly advancing fields in dentistry. What once was a fairly complicated undertaking is now becoming fairly routine with many general dentists placing then in the office with a local anesthetic. Implants can also be used to stabilize loose-fitting dentures and in some cases, an individual can have their entire dentition replaced with dental implants.