Dental implants are posts surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace one or more teeth that are next to each other. Implants are an effective way to replace missing natural teeth. When teeth are lost because of disease or an accident, dental implants may be a good option.
You may want to choose dental implant if:
- You hide your smile because you have missing teeth
- Your dentures are not comfortable
- You are not happy with your removable partial dentures
- You do not have or do not want your other teeth to anchor a bridge restoration
People may choose implants to replace a single tooth, more than one tooth or to support a full set of dentures. Dental implants are made of titanium ( a strong, lightweight metal) and other materials. Millions of implants are placed by dentist every year in the United States which makes them a very common and popular option for replacing teeth.