Dental implants are metal cylinders made of titanium that are surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Implants replace the roots of missing teeth and support single crowns, large bridges, and dentures. State-of-the-art technology makes it possible for these implant-supported replacement teeth to look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
There are a variety of circumstances that may lead to missing teeth and the need for dental implants. Some examples are: