It is crucial to replace missing teeth. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. Your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older, when your teeth are missing. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
An implant restored tooth is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It’s composed of three main parts: one part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, an abutment the attaches the crown to the implant, and the third part is the tooth-colored crown (or denture) that is attached to the implant abutment. With dental implant treatment, you can smile confidently knowing no one will ever suspect your tooth was replaced.
Implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so you have a more natural-looking smile.