Dental implants are a safe, medically proven, esthetic alternative to traditional crowns, bridgework, and dentures. Because implant restorations look, function and feel more like natural teeth, they offer new levels of comfort, security and confidence over traditional treatments.
Roots Hold Crowns The crowns of your natural teeth are held in place by roots. Roots not only secure your crowns, they also help keep your jaws healthy by stimulating the growth of new bone. This provides good support for your teeth.
Implants Host a Prosthesis The prosthesis is held in place by implants which are usually made of titanium. Since this metal is well accepted by the body, titanium implants rarely cause reactions. Like the roots of natural teeth, implants also stimulate new bone growth in your jaw and prevent disuse atrophy due to tooth loss.
Implants Have Different Shapes An implant may be threaded like a screw or may be cylindrical in shape with a slightly rough or textured surface. Implants often have small holes at their lower ends. Over time, bone grows into these surface irregularities and locks the implant into place.