Implants are often the ideal solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. Although they are not suitable for everyone, if you are in good general health and have good bone levels in your mouth, implants can be very successful and are a good long-term option for restoring your smile.
A dental implant is a biocompatible screw (often titanium) that is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. This screw can be used to support a false tooth (crown), bridge or denture. The finished implant-crown is designed to blend in with your other teeth. Single or multiple implants can be placed depending on how many missing teeth you need to replace.
Although the length and nature of every treatment will vary in order to accommodate each patient’s unique needs, you can use this information as a general guide. In some cases where there is insufficient bone levels, bone grafting would be recommended prior to implant placement.