What Are Dental Implants
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is used to act as the root of a tooth after an extraction or when a tooth is missing for any other reason. A dental implant can be made out of titanium or zirconium, and it is surgically installed in your jaw bone to support a false tooth appliance. This false tooth, also known as a dental implant restoration, can be an implant-supported crown, implant-supported bridge, or an implant-supported denture.
You can use a dental implant to help replace just one tooth, several different teeth around your mouth, or even all of your teeth. The ultimate goals of implants are to help restore both the function of the missing tooth and the aesthetics of the space where the tooth once was.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Comfort and Function: Dental implants are considered to be the best replacement for a missing tooth both in comfort and in function, plus it looks just like your original tooth once did.
- Jaw Health: A dental implant keeps your jaw healthier than traditional options like dentures, due to the constant feedback of the dental implant, just like the roots of a real tooth does.
- Eat and Chew: Dental implants allow you to eat and chew like you did when you had all of your real teeth, whether it's apples, steak, or anything tough.
- Speak Normally: You will be able to talk and speak like normal, without any of the issues that come from dealing with dentures.