Dental implants are the most effective
treatments for tooth replacement.
Many people suffer from tooth loss and it can cause difficulty swallowing, eating, talking and poor esthetics and dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth.
The dental implant is composed of 3 parts. First, a fixture is artificial root shaped like screws. Edentulous site is prepped, drilled to appropriate size implant then fixture is inserted and over time it will bond to your natural bone. It is necessary for an implant to be surrounded by healthy bone so you need to choose an experienced dentist to choose right implant of size and length. They become solid foundation for supporting one or more artificial teeth called crowns.
A connector called an Abutment is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. This can be premade stock abutment or custom made in the lab and tightened with screws. Finally the impression is taken and the crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth in color and shape. They can be cemented or screw-retained
Luckily the success rate of dental implants have been improved for over 30 years. They may not be as good as your natural teeth but are the best available to replace missing teeth by feeling, looking and functioning naturally.