Dental implants are made to replace teeth that have been removed or are missing. They are designed to be like a natural tooth. A titanium post (root) is placed into the jaw and a tooth can be constructed to fit onto it. Because an artificial root is used, there is no need to touch any of your remaining teeth.
When you have a missing tooth your remaining teeth may shift or tip. If teeth shift, it can lead to gum disease and cavities.
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants works to stabilize your other teeth and helps to prevent shifting or tipping. Dental implants can also be used to help stop your partial denture from moving. This can eliminate reduce the need for clips to attach onto your teeth. If you have complete dentures, placing two or more dental implants can help to provide a more secure base for your denture.
Our dentists will be happy to discuss how you may benefit from dental implants.