Dental implants can replace missing teeth caused by accident, injury, or disease. Tooth loss resulting in an incomplete smile may damage your self esteem and cause oral health problems.
Missing teeth pose a more serious risk than just cosmetic aesthetics. Without a replacement tooth, the remaining teeth will start to shift and the bone can begin deteriorating and potentially cause additional tooth loss.
Dental implants are an incredibly stable and reliable solution for missing teeth. Studies show that dental implants have a 95 percent success rate in most cases. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which acts as an anchor for replacement teeth. Shaped like a screw, it is surgically placed into the jawbone to secure a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Stable and permanent, implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. They are an ideal tooth replacement procedure because they look and feel like natural teeth.