Today, dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. Implants look and feel extremely close to that of natural teeth, and unlike bridges and false teeth, they last for a life time.
They are used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire arch. They can be used in young people as well as persons with advanced age. It is a highly successful technique that has improved the quality of life for many people because of their natural feel, function and look.
An implant is made up of a titanium post that is surgically placed beneath a patients gum. The implant remains below the gum and eventually fuses to the bone of the jaw to provide a stable, highly secure structure for the replacement tooth. The replacement tooth is actually a porcelain crown that is eventually secured to the implant.