With over 7 million implants placed in dental patients, they are a proven replacement for a missing tooth site. When a tooth is missing, it is important to have a tooth replaced in its site. Having a tooth helps to
- keep all of the teeth aligned properly
- make even chewing forces, so not to place excess force on the adjacent teeth.
- stimulate the bone, so it does not atrophy
Implants are 8x stronger than a natural tooth and can mimic the normal anatomy of a tooth (see image above). Implants are surgically placed in your jawbone to replace the roots of lost teeth. They can support an individual crown, or a bridge to replace multiple teeth instead of dentures.
Implants frequently feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth, such as dentures, bridges or partials. They are also easier to floss! A dental implant can last a lifetime.