Dental Implants

Dental implants are the preferred way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. An implant actually refers to the underlying structure that a fixed (permanent) replacement tooth (or dentures) is secured to.

Dental Impants

It is like a replacement root for the tooth. The implant is made of titanium, or some type of strong ceramic, that is secured into the bone.

When most people use the term “implant,” however, they are referring to the entire process in which the implant is secured and a crown is placed over it. This procedure results in a secure and natural-looking replacement tooth.

The success rate for implants is extremely high, and for most people offers the best alternative to a natural tooth. However, not everyone is a candidate for implants. People need to have healthy bones and gums in order for an implant to succeed. Implants might not be suitable for heavy smokers and those with chronic disorders such as diabetes or heart disease. Your dentist will evaluate you to see if implants are suitable for you.