Dental Implants may be used to replace one or more missing teeth. In case of completely edentulous patients, implants may be used to fix the dentures to the underlying bone. Alternately, implants may be used to provide fixed teeth to edentulous patients without the use of dentures. Needless to say, an implant offers several advantages over conventional treatment options.
Implant supported teeth are more comfortable than conventional dentures because there is no slipping or movement, because the implants are fixed they feel and function like natural teeth. This eliminates some of the key worries of denture wearers and improves self-confidence.
Dental implants are an alternative to conventional bridgework. They eliminate the need to prepare healthy teeth and do not place additional loads on the teeth supporting the bridge.
Root replacement with dental implants is one of the only ways to prevent bone shrinkage after a tooth root is extracted, thereby maintaining the shape and structure of the jaw stable.