A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is always placed into the bone of the mandible or maxilla to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It technically acts like the root of a tooth and once it has bonded to the bone, a crown, bridge or denture can then be attached to it to provide stable support for all normal mouth functions.
Natural looking and comfortable, the dental implants are typically used if a tooth has been extracted or has been knocked out. Dental implants can be placed in most areas of the gums where teeth are missing to help you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you enjoy and reduce the need for ongoing dental work. You can also expect improved oral health and confidence. Dental implants are durable and with good care, they can last a lifetime.