What is an implant?
A dental implant is a small metal rod or screw, which is placed in the gum to act as a root replacement to hold false teeth in place. Different types of implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or a full mouth of teeth and if properly maintained can last a long time.
Usually made of titanium, the metal rod slowly fuses with the jawbone as it heals. Once they are secure your dentist can attach your new teeth to them, creating a full smile once again.
If you find that your dentures move around too much implants can help anchor these in place, as well as improve the strength of the jawbone. If you’re considering implants, contact us today to get a professional opinion on which kind of implants would most suit you.