Of all the ways modern dentistry has created to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. There is no other tooth-replacement option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Dental implants also help preserve the bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. This bone loss is one of the major hidden consequences of losing teeth.
An implant is a small screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root of a missing tooth. During this procedure, your dental implant is inserted directly into the bone of the space made by the missing tooth. A healing period then allows your bone to grow around and fuse to the dental implant. After healing, a custom tooth is made to match the look and feel of your other teeth. Dental implants have a documented success rate of over 95% which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacment option!