A dental implant is an artificial dental root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. It has given dentists another way to replace missing or unrestorable tooth.
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. It eliminates the discomfort of removable dentures. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.