A dental implant is a substitute tooth root placed into the jaw bone to provide a solid foundation for restorations. Unlike a bridge, an implant is an independent restoration that does not rely on adjacent teeth for stability.
By using implants Drs. Linda and Mazin Kizy of Sterling Dental in Sterling Heights are able to bring back the ability to chew and enjoy food, while removing the inconvenience and embarrassment associated with removable teeth. Though the implant requires surgery, it is an excellent alternative to a bridge, because neighboring teeth don’t need to be ground down to anchor an implant.
The perfect candidate for a dental implant will have good oral health, freedom from periodontal disease, healthy gums, and adequate bone in his or her jaw to support the implant’s artificial root.
These are just a few of the advantages of dental implants:
- They look incredibly natural and feel just like real teeth!
- They won’t interfere with neighboring teeth.
- They’re permanent and stable.
- They have a proven high success rate, and are considered an excellent option for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth.