WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS ?
Dental implants are metal (titanium) anchors placed in the jaw bone to anchor artificial teeth where natural teeth are missing. Unlike other tooth replacements, such as removable dentures or fixed bridges that are cemented to your own teeth, dental implants are placed (“implanted”) into the jaw bone under the gum tissue. The implant “osseointegrates” meaning that the bone actually attaches itself to the implant.
If you want a dental restoration that looks and feels as though it’s really part of your mouth, dental implants would definitely be worth your consideration.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR YOU ?
Anyone who is missing teeth and can benefit from increased chewing efficiency, and improved appearance or speech is a candidate for dental implants.
You are a candidate for dental implants if :
- You have enough bone and dense enough bone, to secure dental implants
- You do not have a disease or condition that interferes with proper healing after