A dental implant has been along for many decades and has improved many times over through the years. This is the #1 tooth replacement option for most people. When a tooth is missing or has been removed the space left behind affects the bone, gums and teeth that remain. Implants help preserve the bone and gums all while stabilizing the surrounding teeth. Implants are a commitment and typically takes a few appointments over 3-6 months.
The implant itself is the part that is placed in your bone. Some people see this as the “root”. The bone grows around the implant to stabilize it for the crown or “tooth” to be made. Implants can be placed for a single tooth replacement option, two can be placed for a larger space that had 3 or more teeth removed or implants can be placed to help with a good denture to become more secure.