A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.
One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that look and function like natural teeth. That makes them an excellent, long-term option. They also blend in easily with your remaining teeth.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they prevent bone recession, which is common in people who have lost teeth. The titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be, which strengthens the bone.
For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry. To find out more about implants from Mason Dental in Grapevine, contact our office. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and professional teeth whitening. Make an appointment with us today.