What are they and why are they used?
Dental implants are replacements for natural tooth roots. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement strategy that patients report being identical to a natural tooth. Dental implants are far more durable than teeth. They never experience decay and never need root canal therapy. They can be affected by clenching and grinding and can develop periodontal disease. Both of these limitations are easily overcome by working with dentists who perform technical excellence in their daily work. Dental implants fuse to your bone, so your replacement teeth tend to feel more secure, natural and comfortable than with bridges or dentures. When placed appropriately, dental implants reduce the forces on your remaining, natural teeth, thus helping them to last longer. With modern tissue regeneration technology, almost any person with a missing tooth is a candidate for dental implant technology.
When teeth are lost, there are financial and social costs involved. Our social life might change because we no longer feel the freedom to let our inner beauty radiate out to the world through our smile. The very best and most conservative way to replace a tooth is with a dental implant, because no treatment is performed on adjacent teeth. This is the only restorative dental therapy that can completely restore the comfort, function, esthetics, and durability of a natural tooth.