A dental implant is an ideal and preferred way to restore a single missing tooth. A dental implant is an artificial root that is implanted into the jaw. Once the implant has been placed and has integrated with the bone, a replacement tooth/bridge is placed on top. They look and function as your natural teeth.
Implants provide superior benefits to other tooth replacement options:
- They can last a lifetime.
- They are independent of adjacent teeth meaning that neighboring teeth do not require prepping as is the case with bridges.