Implant dentistry is quickly becoming the go-to procedure for patients seeking a replacement tooth. This differs from a veneer or crown in that it is not material bonded to a preexisting tooth, but rather a dental implant is a base for a whole new tooth. The dental implants are attached directly to the jawbone, creating a stable anchor for the new, artificial tooth. They act as replacement tooth roots, as a titanium post is inserted into the bone where the tooth used to be. Once this stage heals the crown, bridge or dentures are securely screwed right into place. Reasons for dental implants besides replacing a missing tooth include relieving joint pain caused by teeth shifting into the open space, restoring chewing, speech and digestion, enhancing facial features as well as comfortably supporting a bridge or dentures. Let us know how we can help you to achieve the SMILE you deserve!