A titanium implant can be surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. It replaces the root of a natural tooth, bonding with the jawbone to create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
Once an implant has fully integrated with the surrounding bone, a crown is attached to the implant, recreating the natural structure, function, and aesthetics of the original tooth.
Over the years, multiple procedures and prosthetics have been developed to replicate missing teeth, but none have been more successful than the dental implant. Dentures and bridges are popular alternative treatment options to the dental implant due to their lower upfront costs and quicker completion times, but over time tend to be more expensive due to their respective replacement costs and more challenging care and maintenance. Dental Implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care while providing superior comfort compared to other tooth replacement options available.