Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered to be the ideal option for replacing teeth, as they replace not only the crowns of the teeth but also the missing tooth roots. A dental implant consists of an implant post, usually made from titanium or another biocompatible material, and an implant restoration. The implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to replace the tooth root, and the implant restoration is placed atop the implant post to complete your treatment. An implant restoration may be a single crown, a bridge or a denture, depending on your needs and how many teeth you are replacing.