If you are missing teeth or faced with the prospect of losing a tooth or teeth, dental implants are a state of the art option that can replicate the quality of life that you enjoyed with your own natural teeth. They are essentially artificial roots that allow the dentist to either design a crown or a prosthesis (like a denture) that can attach to these artificial roots.
Although conventional bridge work is often an alternative, the predictability and long term success of dental implants is unmatched. A dental implant consists of an artificial root that is surgically placed and integrates or fuses into your own jawbone. The implant is then utilized to support a freestanding tooth or help retain a denture.