Made to match your natural teeth, a tooth implant provides a strong foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth.
With a documented success rate of over 95%, dental implants are by far the best and longest lasting way to replace missing teeth. Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. An implant will never decay or need root canal treatment, and feels just like the tooth that was there.
A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure is quite minor and usually requires only local anesthesia. The implant is then topped with a lifelike crown that is custom-made to match your existing natural teeth.
Implants can replace missing teeth in a variety of ways. They can be used to: