If you have missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look as if it has aged. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth.

An implant is a new tooth made of steel and porcelain that looks

just like your natural tooth. Your implant is composed of two parts

that mimic a tooth's root and crown. The implant's "root" is a

titanium steel rod placed into the jaw bone to act as a root. Once

the rod is in place, a porcelain crown is attached to replace the

top part of your tooth.

Implants may also be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. Plus, for patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a more natural-looking smile.