At Ritter and Ramsey General and Cosmetic Dentistry we are always asked, what is an implant? Do i need one? Can i benefit from one? Great questions to ask. Implants have been in the field fro 30 years, with the greatest growth the last 10 years. They are a terrific option for when a patient loses a tooth and would like it replaced. The option before was, could i do a bridge? Years ago, before implants, the bridge option was the option. The dentist would have to prepare the tooth behind the missing tooth and the tooth in front of the missing tooth, thus tying it together for a 3 unit bridge. It also had the outcome of sometimes involving natural teeth. What implants do for us today is simple. It is a single both solution. if you need a tooth taken out, replace it with a single implant. It will never get a city, never need a root canal, and if placed properly by a specialist, it could last a lifetime. If you have any questions if this treatment is right for you, give us a call here at Ritter and Ramsey. We are always available to answer questions and help you in your dental health care needs.