Implants are used in place of where a tooth would normally sit. They are attached to the jawbone as a place to hold an artificial tooth or bridge. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures. Implants are made to look and feel like regular teeth.
Appropriate bone density is necessary for dental implants, so not every person is a candidate for this type of restorative work. A strong immune system and religious oral hygiene are also important. If cared for properly, implants can last a very long time – even for the rest of your life!
Surgery is required for implants so patients will have anesthesia for the procedure.