Dental Implants

Even with advancements in technology and dentistry, some patients still encounter tooth loss commonly due to decay, gum disease and injury. As an alternative to dental bridges and dentures, dental implants are convenient, durable and comfortable. A dental implant is a root device that is a replacement for tooth roots. They provide a strong foundation for crowns, permanent teeth and dentures. Typically made of titanium, the root is placed into the bone. The implant fuses with the bone in the jaw but has a slightly different feel from natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.