What can I do about a missing tooth?
How does Dental Implant work?
The tooth consists of two parts- the crown, which is what you see in your mouth, and the root which is in the jawbone under the gum and holds the tooth in place. Dental implants consist of the implant which is made of strong titanium and replaces the root. It then supports a crown made of porcelain. Titanium and porcelain are well tolerated by the body.
All tooth replacement options restore appearance and function and keep existing teeth from drifting. However, preservation of bone tissue is an exclusive preserve of implants. The absence of roots causes the body to reabsorb minerals and nutrients from the jawbone resulting in the disproportion of facial features that manifests as wrinkles or drooping features. Implants ensure the face remains well proportioned.