A dental implant is an ideal restoration to replace one or more missing teeth in the mouth. Dental implants are metal posts with crowns attached that are positioned into the bone of the jaw.
Though implants are typically more expensive than other options of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. They are also a more favorable approach to tooth replacement than bridgework, since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
In order to be a candidate for implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits are also essential to the long-term success of dental implants.