Learn what dental implants are and why you should opt for dental implant treatment.
What is a dental implant?
A natural tooth consists of a tooth root, which firmly sits in the jawbone, and a tooth crown, which is the visible upper part of the tooth.
A dental implant replaces a natural tooth root. It is a small, but strong post made of biocompatible metals or ceramics that is inserted into the jawbone in place of a tooth root. The implant acts as a base for fixing single crowns, multiple tooth bridges, or can be used as an anchor for entire dental prostheses.
Why opt for a dental implant solution?
Preserve your jawbone and facial structure
Our natural teeth help bone to remain strong and healthy. The forces we generate as we chew transmit through the tooth roots to the bone, which stimulates the maintenance of bone density. If a tooth is missing, the bone around it doesn’t receive this stimulation and may begin to slowly recede over time. With shrinking bone, the shape of your face may also change over time.
Dental implants transmit chewing forces to the jawbone which helps to maintain a healthy jaw and therefore preserve your facial structure.
Help your smile and self-confidence
A dental implant solution looks and feels like your natural teeth – there is simply no visible difference. You can feel more comfortable talking, smiling, eating and kissing too.
Dental implants are anchored as secure as a natural tooth in the bone. Together with the prosthetic part you can bite and chew naturally again and eat the food you like.