People who have lost teeth should consider dental implants to maintain a dazzling smile, an expert has claimed.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr Weiguang Ma has recommended the procedure to people who have missing teeth due to the natural look and feel of the implant.
Speaking in the Wausau Daily Herald, Dr Ma stated that dental implants "offer excellent function, beauty and durability".
The procedure sees dental professionals surgically fit a titanium implant into the jawbone, which will hold a replacement tooth to give the teeth a natural appearance.
Dental implants can replace a single tooth that has been knocked out during an accident or an entire set that could have been damaged by gum disease or tooth decay.
Dr Ma told the newspaper that the procedure can be performed on anyone wanting to replace missing teeth. However, children in their teens are usually unable to get the treatment due to fact that the jaw has not finished developing.
Meanwhile, dentalimplant.co.uk claims that the procedure can make patients more confident and look younger.