Missing teeth are not only detrimental to one's oral and general health but without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older and if the patient wears dentures ,this continuous loss of bone leads to the dentures being loose with the passage of time.With the advent of dental implants, edentulous patients no longer have to suffer from these adverse effects. Dental implants can stop the shrinkage of jawbone and thus preserve your natural jawbone structure.
Dental implants are fixtures of titanium which are surgically screwed into your jaw bone. Dental Implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth .Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge, for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation. The success rate of dental implants is very high. It is important that you have enough bone in the area of the missing teeth for the implants to be attached to. Implants are not only used to replace one tooth, but rather people missing most, if not all, of their teeth benefit greatly as well. Implants are increasingly being used to replace certain types of bridges and removable partial dentures.