Dental implants have the ability to restore 100% of the function of natural teeth while other replacements have as little as a sixth of the function.
Healthy, structurally complete teeth work together to support each other and to facilitate important tasks like chewing and speaking. Following tooth loss, dental implants preserve much of that function and this benefits the patient’s oral health.
Dental implants are unique among tooth replacement methods because the implant – made of biocompatible titanium – meaning allows for surrounding bone to form a bond with it after it is inserted into the jaw. This means that the implant serves as an excellent artificial tooth root. No other tooth replacement treatment has such a root-like structure.