An implant is a prosthetic device implanted into the bone beneath the gum tissue and serves as a base for a crown, bridge or denture, offering stability because it fuses to your bone. Implant retained restorations make talking, smiling and eating feel natural again. Implants are what makes a prosthesis stay in place.
The most widely used implants today are endosseous root-form implants made of titanium. This material is totally compatible with the human body and bone fuses to the implant surface, making it permanently attached to your jawbone.
As technology progresses, more and more people are candidates for dental implants. An ideal candidate for a dental implant is someone who is in good general and oral health and must have enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. However, for patients who do not have enough bone, there are solutions to increase the bone volume.
For people who don’t want to take their dentures out every day, fixed implant-supported dentures are the optimal treatment. The denture is permanently screwed onto the implants. The final result is a much more natural feeling set of new teeth. The ability to chew is completely restored and you never have to remove your teeth.