A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.
Implants do not need to be removed like dentures but they do need proper dental hygiene to avoid gum disease and bone loss.
Dental implants look real and feel real. Your dental implant will be comfortable and you should have no challenges around eating or talking. Implants are safe and durable but they may not be covered by your insurance. Call or email Procare Dentistry to learn more about your dental implant options.