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Implants are used to mimic the form and function of our natural teeth. Natural teeth are made up of two components: a crown and a root. The crown of our tooth is the part we chew with; it is above the gums and bone. A root is located beneath the bone and gums, and it is used anchor our crown in place. A dental implant is a titanium "root" that gets fitted into a socket in your jawbone that mimics the form and function of a tooth root. Fastened to the implant is a crown that looks and functions like a natural tooth.  The new crown is customized to match your adjacent teeth and to fit your bite.

What are the benefits of getting dental implants?

  • They look and act like natural teeth

  • They can last a lifetime with the right care

  • You don’t get cavities or decay

  • They improve your appearance, comfort, and speech if you are missing a tooth or teeth

  • It maintains your bone levels after an extraction

  • It is easier to chew your food than it would be if you left a space