Unlike filings or crowns that are bonded to the tooth, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone below the gum line. After the implant is placed, an artificial, natural-looking tooth is attached to it. Over time, your bone and gum will continue to grow around the implant, providing it with extra stability.
Dentists have been using dental implants to replace missing teeth for more than 40 years. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root is lost.
Dental implant surgery involves placing a metal post in your jawbone to fuse with your natural bone and attaching an artificial tooth to it. Dental implants are used to replace damaged or missing teeth.
Single dental implants can replace one tooth, and multiple implants allow your dentist to replace a section of teeth, replace all upper and lower teeth, or help dentures stay in place.
Dental implants can allow you to eat, laugh, talk, and enjoy all the activities of everyday life without thinking about damaged or missing teeth. Dental implants can be a viable, reproducible, and durable replacement option, and can be the closest thing you can get to healthy, natural teeth.