There are a number of ways to replace missing teeth, and dental implants have become one of the best choices of treatment over the years. Dental implants are an alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures. They are comfortable and look natural.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
Who can get Dental Implants?
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or if it has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. A bone graft is a way of adding new bone to your jawbone. Your dentist can tell you if bone grafting can be done.