If you are missing one or more teeth, you’ll want to talk with us about replacements that are as natural as possible. If dentures don’t work for you, consider dental implants. Unlike dentures, which may be removed, implants are bridges that are permanently anchored into the jaw. Because there is always a perfect fit, dental implants are almost the same as having your natural teeth back again. To qualify for implants, you’ll need healthy oral tissues and jawbone ridges that are in good shape.
A titanium metal replacement for the root of a tooth is surgically implanted into the jawbone. As the body heals, the bone fuses around the implant. This can take anywhere from two to six months after surgery. These implants can be used to anchor crowns, bridges or dentures. Dental implants are the most natural replacement for a missing tooth.