Dental implants are an excellent option for tooth replacement. There are many factors that come into play when deciding if an implant is the best option.
An implant is a metal (usually titanium) screw/rod that is placed in the jaw bone where the missing tooth/teeth used to be. Once the bone has ‘fused’ to the implant, a post (abutment) is attached to the implant where a crown can be cemented on. This new crown is your tooth replacement.
Implants can also be used to help give a partial denture or full denture better support. There are times that the ‘plastic’ that covers the roof of the mouth on a full denture can be removed. Many patients find this very beneficial.
It is best to talk to your dentist to find out if you are a candidate for an implant, how long the treatment will take, the risks and benefits of a dental implant and the costs of this type of treatment.