A dental implant is an artificial “root” that is implanted in your jaw after a tooth extraction, and then a tooth is placed on it. Biologically, it is like placing an entirely new artificial tooth in your mouth.
Advantages of Implants
- No teeth on either side have to be prepared for crowns, so there is no grinding on “good teeth” – you just fix the missing tooth.
- Implants can also span the space of multiple missing teeth.
- There is no limit to the span they can cover, as long as the patient’s health is good and there is healthy and adequate bone to support the implant.
- An implant also is fixed and feels just like your own teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that an Oral Implantologist, places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, failure of endodontics, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental implants are actually more tooth saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.