Dental implants are by far and away the most successful, esthetic and functional way to replace either a single tooth or many missing teeth. Patients with dentures can now literally replace all of their missing teeth with implants or have partial dentures firmly held in place with a few well placed implants. The implant itself is a very biocompatible titanium insert that is placed under the gum. The bone firmly locks into place by growing around it and after which a post and crown is placed.
Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.