What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is the closest thing we have to replacing a missing tooth. When you lose a tooth, you not only lose the part of the tooth that you can see (the crown), but you also lose the root of the tooth that is in the bone. The bone in your jaw has a purpose and that is to hold your teeth. When you lose your tooth, the bone loses its purpose and starts to disappear.
That is where a dental implant comes in. We place a small titanium screw into your jaw bone to replace the root of the tooth and put a porcelain crown on that to replace the crown of your tooth. This not only gives you back a tooth but also preserves the bone so that you don't get a caved-in look in the area where you lost the tooth.
Feel free to call for a no-cost consultation on dental implants. We will sit down with you and go over all the available options for replacing missing teeth.