REASONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS:
Replace missing tooth or teeth
Restore chewing function in an area
Prevent shifting of teeth
A dental implant is an appliance used to replace the roots of teeth. A dental implant is placed where the roots of the tooth used to be and a porcelain tooth is bonded to the top of the implant, creating a natural looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth. In the event that more than one tooth is missing, several implants may provide a base for a series of porcelain teeth known as a fixed bridge. Implants can be used to secure a full set of teeth.