Dental implants are synthetic dental roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace lost teeth. Dental implant surgery involves replacing tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts to replace damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that function and resemble natural teeth. Implant dentistry can be a great alternative to ill-fitting dentures or bridgework.
It can also be an ideal option when there aren’t enough natural teeth roots to make dentures or bridgework tooth replacements. The titanium implants integrate with your jawbone, so they won’t slip, emit noise, or cause bone damage like fixed bridgework or dentures. The materials are also impervious to decay, unlike your natural teeth. Studies indicate that dental implants have a success rate of up to 95%. And with proper care, they can last a lifetime.