A dental implant
is the preferred way to replace a missing tooth. The implant is a small titanium post planted into the jawbone. This actually slows or stops bone loss that can occur when you lose a natural tooth. Once an implant surgeon places the implant and it is firmly set, we attach a replacement tooth, called a restoration, on top of the titanium post. The result: It looks and feels like your natural tooth.
This solution has advantages over bridgework, dentures, and partial dentures. It does not stress surrounding teeth for support or require removal before sleep. Plus, if an implant restoration wears out, it can easily be replaced.