An implant is the most reliable and cost-effective way to replace a missing tooth (or a number of missing teeth):
- It is over 95% effective and will last a life time if cared for properly. Other forms of tooth replacement are not permanent. For Example a bridge has a lifespan of 5 to 10 years.
- Implants stabalize the bone and prevent its loss. When you are missing a tooth the bone around that area begins to melt away. No other form of tooth replacement can prevent that. Preventing the loss of bone will enable the jaw to retain it's shape and density.
- To place an implant you do not need to alter any of the adjacent teeth. This is often not the case with other forms of tooth replacement.
- Dental Implants look and feel like real teeth: they help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.