A dental implant is a natural-looking artificial tooth placed in the mouth to counter tooth loss. Whether due to a sports-related injury, tooth decay, excessive wear and tear or periodontal disease, a dental implant can replace a single tooth or several teeth.
Dental implants are considered a very conservative form of treatment. This is because they preserve existing teeth in the mouth. Most importantly, dental implants help maintain bone structure, which is vital to the health of every tooth in your mouth.
While there are many restorative options available for missing teeth, dental implants are the preferred treatment method of dentists due to their functionality, durability and high success rate (dental implants boast a success rate of 90 to 95 percent). Not only are they stronger than other tooth-replacement options, dental implants also offer increased stability, a better ability to chew and an improved ability to taste food.