Dental Implants

Overview

Dental implants are an alternative to dentures or bridges to restore a mouth that has missing teeth. Unlike dentures, implants act as a substitute tooth root, which helps preserve the bone that natural tooth roots are embedded in. Implants are natural-looking, as stable as your real teeth and protect you from the loss of jawbone.

According to the American Academy of Implant Prostodontics, implants also:

  • Reduce movement of dentures, bridges, and crowns;
  • Facilitate proper chewing;
  • Provide support and improved stability for removable dentures or fixed bridge work;
  • Improve speech and appearance of the jaw. 
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