Dental Implants

Dental implants, which have been called the next-best thing to natural teeth, can successfully replace teeth lost to periodontal disease, decay, or trauma. Implants are placed into your jaw bone and allowed to heal. They can then be used, like the roots of your teeth, to support a natural-looking replacement.

Implants allow you to bite and chew naturally (so you can enjoy your favorite foods again!), keep other teeth in position, and enable you to speak naturally. An implant also acts like a natural tooth root and keeps the underlying bone healthy, which is important for maintaining the structure of your face. Traditional methods of restoring teeth—bridges, partials, and dentures—all have significant drawbacks, including inability to chew certain foods, shifting or slipping, bone loss, and, in the case of bridges, grinding down healthy adjacent teeth. Implants are the most natural-looking replacement for missing teeth; they function naturally and are beautiful and permanent.

Implants are an option for one tooth or several missing teeth. They even can be used to anchor dentures.