Are missing teeth taking the joy out of the everyday things you love, like eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence? Or maybe you’re just tired of dealing with uncomfortable dentures and the slipping, clicking, and messy adhesives that come with them.
Replicating the function and appearance of natural teeth can be difficult, but dental implants are completely changing the way dentists and patients think about restorative dentistry. Whether you need to replace just one tooth or an entire arch, implants are the closest you’ll get to the real thing!
A dental implant is a small titanium post that serves as the replacement for the root portion of your missing natural tooth. Brookings dentist Dr. Brice Chang surgically places the implant into your upper or lower jaw, where it will naturally fuse with your bone to become a solid anchor for a crown, bridge, or denture. You can even brush and floss your implants just like you do your natural teeth!