If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth.
An implant is a new tooth made of steel and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. Your implant is composed of two parts that mimic a tooths root and crown. The implants root is a titanium steel rod placed into the jaw bone to act as a root. Once the rod is in place, a porcelain crown is attached to replace the top part of your tooth.
Implants may also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. Plus, for patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are to replace and function as the root of a tooth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to act the same as your natural teeth.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
- Improved Smile
- Easier Eating
How Effective Are Dental Implants?
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, and implants can last a lifetime.