Dental implants fuse with bone to create a strong and durable foundation for replacement of an individual tooth or an implant-supported bridge or denture containing multiple teeth. The cylindrical and/or screw-shaped post is typically made of titanium, and services as a substitute for the tooth root.
Implant restorations feel, fit, look, and function like natural teeth, without negatively impacting eating, smiling or speaking. Implants maintain the natural shape of the face and smile, and help to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting over time. They are the only restoration option that stimulates bone growth and prevents bone loss.