Patients who once had to compromise their appearance, chewing functionality, and nutritional intake because of tooth loss can now realize the restoration of a high level of aesthetics and function. What was once considered experimental or alternative treatment is now largely considered standard of care. There are many ways to replace the entire tooth crown, but only dental implants can replace the entire tooth including both crown and root. Dental implants look, feel and function like your own natural teeth.
Dental or oral implants have opened the door to the 21st century in dentistry and oral rehabilitation, increasing the treatment possibilities for dentists and patients. The field of oral implantology has made use of rapid advances through new concepts in computer technology, physics, and biochemistry.
When an entire tooth is lost – crown and root – shrinkage of the jawbone may occur, making the face look older. Dental implants can stop the process. Implant supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone.
Your goal may be to increase your self-confidence or to start eating again the foods you miss. Perhaps you want to prevent further shifting and gum receding over time, or get relief from associated headaches or muscle strain. See how dental implants look, feel and function like your own natural teeth.