What are Implants?
An implant is a titanium screw that is placed directly in the area of the missing tooth inside the bone. The bone fuses around the implant and acts as the “root” for the missing tooth. A crown is then placed on this screw to mimic the original tooth.
Implants are usually the best solution to replace a missing tooth because it acts most like the original. Implants can also be used to replace several missing teeth or an entire dentition!
Implants offer a more natural look and feel almost as good as the originals. Implants have a very high success rate, and while the crown may need to be replaced due to wear and tear, it is estimated that most implants can last a lifetime! They can help prevent drifting of teeth and restore your smile and bite pattern. An implant can also be used to secure dentures or bridges firmly in place.
If you are interested in learning more about implants, please contact the Wise Dental Clinic to set up a consultation.