If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth.
An restored implant is a new tooth made of titanium and porcelain looks and acts like a natural tooth, only it is not susceptible to decay. Therefore implants last for a lifetime. Your implant is composed of two parts that mimic a tooth's root and crown. The implant's "root" is a titanium cylinder placed into the bone to act as a very strong and stable root. Once the rod is in place, a porcelain crown is attached to replace the top part of your tooth.
Implants may also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. Plus, for patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.