If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the best way for you to restore that smile you miss.
When a tooth is missing, it doesn’t just affect you aesthetically--the teeth around the gap may shift into the now open space, which can change your bite and affect chewing and speaking. A dental implant involves placing a titanium fixture into the bone. This fixture then acts as the root for a new artificial tooth.
Implants are often superior to bridges because they don’t compromise the adjacent teeth. Dental implants can also be a great solution for dentures that don’t fit properly—the implants stabilize old dentures by attaching them to four anchor implants, which allows you to maintain a correct bite and chewing pattern.