Dr. Swartzentruber on Implants
Implants are a really good option. They’re really kind of a newer option, relative to the history of dentistry. It used to be that if you were missing back teeth, you couldn’t replace them, but now you can. We can put an anchor in the jawbone. It’s the same material as if you were getting a joint replaced like a knee or a hip. We can put a little anchor down in there and put a tooth on top of it. You can have restored function, you can chew again. You can chew the food you used to enjoy: steak or whatever tough foods that you like to chew, and that brings a lot of enjoyment back to somebody’s life and improves the quality of life, so implants are a great option where you have missing teeth.