A dental implant is a small prosthetic post that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. The post functions as the root portion of the lost natural tooth and serves as an anchor for replacement tooth. With the settlement of the post, an artificial tooth is attached to fill the space for the missing tooth.
Dental implant procedure that St. Lawrence Dentistry offers has a significant positive effect on one’s confidence. Because they look and feel almost naturally, just like the original tooth, it’s difficult for someone to tell whether it’s natural or an implant. Hence, the self-image is boosted, the ability to eat is comfortably improved and it accounts for the person’s quality life. While having dentures is another option, it only gives 20% chewing capacity in contrast to implants which give 90%.