Dental implants are posts placed in the bone of the jaw. They are made of titanium, which is a very biocompatible material. Dental implants can serve many different purposes like keeping crowns, bridges and dentures in place.
Implants can be used for single missing teeth by replacing the missing tooth’s root. This single tooth implant stands alone and does not involve treating or grinding down the teeth next to it.
When several teeth are missing, implants can be used to replace the teeth and some of the tooth roots. Implants are strategically placed to properly support the amount of teeth to be replaced.
If you’re missing all your teeth, an implant-supported denture can be fabricated to replace teeth and restore your smile and bite.