Dental Implants are one of the ways you can replace missing teeth, and are an alternative to bridges and partial or complete dentures. Dental implants are artificial roots that are made of titanium metal. They are inserted in the jawbone to place the root of the missing tooth and support an artificial replacement tooth. Dental implants are comfortable and look like natural teeth.
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums, and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants may be an option for you. Talk to your dentist to find the right solution for you.
How Dental Implants Are Done
Your dentist will examine your mouth and take x-rays and a 3D scan of your jaw and teeth to find out if dental implants are right for you.
During the first stage, the implant is placed into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. As the tissue heals, the implant will bond with the bone and attach to the gum.
During the second stage, an implant-supported crown will be attached to the implant, and your implant will feel and function like a natural tooth again.