If you have missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures, dental implants may be a great option for you. Dental implants replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. These permanent dental appliances replace the tooth as well as the tooth root and provide excellent support and stability.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a Dentist or Periodontist. A Periodontist is a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient's smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on rare occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.