Among all the tooth replacement options, dental implants are the best alternative for missing teeth under most circumstances. Bridges, partials and dentures cannot restore function and appearance like dental implants can. The effect that implants can have on a patient's lifestyle is tremendous: ability to eat hard-to-chew foods, improved speech, laughing and smiling with more confidence!
Implants are precise, hand-crafted artificial tooth roots that are permanently placed beneath the gums and in the jawbone making them strong and secure. Once they are restored with a crown, they will look, feel and function like natural teeth. One advantage over natural teeth is that the implant can never get a cavity.
Dr. Josiah Chen is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen to consider and learn more about dental implants.