Dental implants can replace one or more of your missing teeth in a number of ways. They are an excellent alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures because they are comfortable and look like your natural teeth. Implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place.
If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be the right option for you.