A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. Dental implants are used to anchor replacement teeth which look, feel, and function more like your own teeth. The dental implants themselves are tiny Titanium posts, which are placed into the jawbone.
The bone bonds (integration) with the titanium creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structures, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.