Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and offer a smile that looks and feels very natural.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that replaces the roots of missing teeth. They are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. An implant is carefully placed in the jawbone, where the teeth are missing and allowed to heal. During the healing process, the bone grows up and around the implant, creating a strong anchor for a replacement tooth. Implants can be used to replace one or many missing teeth.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone support to hold the implant. A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help you determine whether you are a good candidate.