Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, and can also keep surrounding teeth from shifting. Missing teeth can cause great discomfort and make the task of eating or even smiling something to dread. Implants look natural, are secure, and long lasting. Your dentist will place the implant directly into the bone,and this helps to prevent facial sagging and restores your chewing ability. In just a few visits, your implant can be placed, followed by a custom fit dental crown. Lastly, a permanent crown is set where your tooth was missing. Through a surgical procedure, these artificial roots and teeth are placed directly into the bone. Dental Implants replace teeth, restore chewing ability and improve facial tissues in the process. They are natural looking, secure and durable, and last for many years. After an implant is placed into the bone, it must be given several months to heal. Several fittings and adjustments may be needed. Maintenance of your new implants are necessary by you; following directions and forming good habits for proper care will keep your implants looking great!