surgery is a common option for replacing missing teeth. Unlike
removable dentures that rest on the gum
line, dental implants are a long-term treatment that are surgically
implanted into the jaw. These implanted, artificial teeth look like
real teeth and have the same functionality as well. They are a more
permanent solution to ordinary dentures and bridgework.
property of fusing to bone is called osseointegration. It is the
biological basis of dental implant success. When teeth are lost, the
bone that supported those teeth will also shrink over time as the
bone is lost too. Placing dental implants stabilizes bone,
preventing its loss. Along with replacing lost teeth, implants help
maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. This means they also
support the facial skeleton and, indirectly, the soft tissue
structures — gum tissues, cheeks and lips. Dental implants help you
eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This
functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.