Dental Implant 101
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed below the gumline. They provide a permanent and sturdy base for artificial teeth. While dentures and crowns eventually have to be replaced, implants can last a lifetime with proper care. They’re becoming the gold standard in tooth replacement because they feel, look, and function just like natural teeth.
They operate so well because the implant material is made of titanium, which is biocompatible for most people. The material fuses to the bone in your jaw and creates a secure fit with no gap between the bone and implant. Unlike dentures, they won’t slip or move around, and there’s no problem chewing food. You won’t need to regularly repair them, remove them at night, or worry about people noticing them. When talking at a close distance, even a dentist may not be able to tell that you have an implant.