Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to counter tooth loss. The procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well.

Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental implants may be the only logical choice for the restoration of all necessary functionality of the teeth and supporting structures.

Teeth are lost because of:

  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal failure
  • Periodontitis (gum disease)
  • Trauma to the mouth
  • Excessive wear and tear
  • Congenital defects