If you have missing teeth, it may be necessary to replace them. Without certain teeth, your bite can destabilize and cause you discomfort when used to chew and eat. When teeth are missing, your remaining teeth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
An implant tooth is a tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks like your natural tooth. It is composed of two main parts: One part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. With implant treatment, you can smile confidently knowing that no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth.
In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with an existing removable partial dentures, implants can replace your missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.