A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body.
At HSDH we surgically place and restore dental implants to replace missing natural teeth. Patients often choose dental implants because they offer stability and feel very natural. This option is possible for patients who have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.
Every situation is different for every patient but often the preferred treatment for tooth replacement is the dental implant. The dental implant is the most natural feeling and looking way to restore missing teeth and in theory the longest lasting restoration.