Once the implant and restoration process is complete, most people cannot feel any difference between the implant and their own natural teeth. Dental implants are permanent replacement teeth that are held in place by a small post (the implant) placed in your jaw. The stability afforded by the dental implant has a lot to do with its natural fit and feel.
Dental implants have quickly become the tooth replacement method of choice at our dental office. An implant is the only option for replacing one or more missing teeth that is designed to act and feel like a fully functioning tooth. Unlike dental bridges or partial dentures, the implant is secured to your jawbone and becomes a replacement for the missing root.
The primary purpose of the replacement root is to stabilize the dental restoration that is attached to it. It also protects your oral health by helping to stimulate regrowth of the surrounding bone and tissue in your jaw. If the root is not replaced, the jawbone can gradually deteriorate because it lacks the root.
You should definitely consider dental implants if you are missing one or more teeth. We understand it is a big decision, and you should have all the information you need to decide if an implant is right for you. Please contact our dental office and we will be happy to arrange a consultation so that we can explain the procedure and answer your questions.