What are Dental Implants?
Clinically and commercially, dental implants have held fast to their top ranking as the most ideal replacement for natural teeth for more than four decades. Implants are stand-alone artificial teeth with titanium posts that are fused directly to the jawbone for permanent stability. When the implant post is fitted with a lifelike dental crown, it bears a remarkable resemblance to a real tooth in terms of its physical appearance and also its function. An implant can also contribute to the support of a dental bridge, partial denture, or a complete denture, creating the most effective tooth replacement alternative in dental history.
What happens after tooth loss?
After a natural tooth has been lost, a large percentage of the volume of the jawbone is also lost. The bone undergoes a natural process call resorption (bone loss and shrinkage), and the remaining teeth can be expected to fall out of alignment, leading to a significant deterioration in your oral health.