What are dental implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Reasons for dental implants
- To replace one or more teeth;
- To provide support for a partial denture;
- To increase the support and stability of full upper or lower denture;
- To enhance chewing comfort;
- To increase confidence while smiling, talking and eating;
- To improve your overall psychological health; and
- To improve esthetic appearance and regain over all confidence.