Dental implants are the most predictable and natural option to replace missing teeth.
A dental implant is a tooth “root” device made of titanium, used in dentistry to support the replacement of a single tooth, a group of teeth or all the teeth.
Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants, i.e., they appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a “root-form”) and are placed within the bone (endo- being the Greek prefix for “in” and osseous referring to “bone”).
The bone knits to the implant and supports a crown that will look and feel just like the missing tooth. Multiple dental implants can support a dental bridge to replace several missing teeth or support a denture to replace all the missing teeth.
Replacing a tooth with a dental implant is usually very predictable and long-lasting. They have a 98% ten-year success rate. This is the replacement technique with the highest level of comfort for chewing and the most longevity.