Dental implants can be a great way to permanently replace missing teeth or to anchor complete and partial dentures.
A dental implant is a titantium structure which is shaped like the root of a tooth. This implant is placed surgically. Once the implant has healed and integrated with the jaw bone, it can serve as a very strong foundation to support a permanent replacement tooth, a fixed bridge, or an attachment to add stability to a denture.
A tooth which is replaced with an implant is attached directly to the jaw without attaching to any other teeth. This allows a patient to clean and maintain the area with normal brushing and flossing. This can be a great option for patients who have difficulty cleaning under fixed bridges and want to avoid complete and removable partial dentures.