Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

What are dental implants?FAQ

A dental implant is composed of three components: a small titanium screw that is inserted into and fuses with the jawbone, an “abutment” or post which attaches to the implant, and a crown (in the case of one implant) that fits over the abutment to provide a natural looking tooth that functions well. Dental implants may be used to replace individual teeth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth in one or both arches. In the case of a full arch, 14 teeth may be supported by as few as four implants.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Implants are fixed in place and look and perform almost like natural teeth
Implants fit precisely without slipping or the need for adhesives
Implants preserve facial features, and restore a natural smile
Implants avoid damage to surrounding healthy teeth
Implants prevent loss of bone in the area of the missing teeth
Implants improve your appearance, your confidence, and your ability to eat the foods you like without worry about your teeth
Implant treatment can last a lifetime