Ideally, we would keep our teeth for life. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and sometimes we lose an important tooth. These days there are a few options to replacing teeth and restoring appearance and functionality. The closest artificial replacement to a real tooth is a dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small metal screw or post that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. Implants look and feel like natural teeth; they are permanent and stable, and don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support, so it makes them a good solution to tooth loss.
Implants can be made from both metallic and ceramic materials and are compatible with body tissue.