What is a dental implant, and why do I need one?

smile with confidence

smile with confidenceFew things can boost confidence like a full, beautiful smile. Gaps in your teeth can be embarrassing, not to mention an obstacle to functions such as chewing food. Thankfully, modern dentistry has provided a solution: the dental implant.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth, that for all intents and purposes, can be a real tooth. Implants look and feel like natural teeth, and are permanent. The dentist fuses the implant to the bone, making sure that the tooth does not move on its own. This means that they are not designed to be removable, but instead stay in your mouth, just like real teeth. And just like real teeth, they can be brushed and cared for on a daily basis.

With dental implants, you don’t have to remember to remove them and put them in a special fluid every night like you do with dentures.  Implants give you the freedom that your natural teeth do.  For people who have only a few missing teeth, implants are a great alternative to dentures, since a whole set of teeth is unnecessary.  They’re also a great alternative to a gap in your smile.

Don’t let a missing tooth ruin your smile. Get dental implants, and return your confidence to what it once was.