Dental implants have revolutionized the replacement of teeth. 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and more than 36 million don't have any teeth, says the American College of Prosthodontists. Dentures can be difficult to wear, making chewing and talking a challenge. The discovery of implant dentistry changed the way lost teeth were treated.
Whether you currently wear full or partial dentures or just need to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants can give you replacement teeth that look, feel and function as naturally as the original.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium cylinders (screws) that are surgically placed into the jawbone where there are missing teeth below the gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Your new tooth, a crown, will look and feel similar to your real teeth.