Dental implants offer an effective long-term restoration for a missing tooth. When a tooth needs to be extracted, it is important to fill in the space with a dental restoration to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting or moving. Implants include a post placed into the jawbone, which acts like the root of the tooth. Then a crown is placed on the post to restore the appearance of the smile. Patients usually find that tooth implants look and feel like the natural tooth. Implants can be used for a single tooth replacement. Or, implants with bridges or dentures can be used to replace multiple teeth. When good dental hygiene is maintained, quality teeth implants can last a lifetime. If you are looking to replace missing teeth, call today to schedule a consultation with our implant dentist.