Implants look, feel and function like a natural tooth. Dental implants are designed to replace a missing tooth with a fake tooth that can stand alone in the mouth and function like a natural tooth.
First, a post is inserted into the bone to act like the root of a tooth and then a crown is placed on top to function with the existing teeth in the dental arch.The benefits of dental implants include appearance, the enhanced ability to chew, and of course better supporting structure for the jaw bone.
Another great benefit of dental implants is that they can be used to secure a loose denture. The same process of inserting a post into the bone is done first. Next, a metal attachment (or more than one) is placed on top of the implant, instead of a crown. The denture then “snaps” onto the attachment for a tight and secure fit.
Dentistry has come so far in recent years, and implants are beautiful proof of such advancements in oral health, and overall appearance and functionality of manmade teeth.