Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function similar to natural teeth. They are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The posts act as a substitute for tooth roots and your natural bone eventually bonds with the titanium to create a strong foundation for artificial teeth. These bonds form in approximately three to six months.
A thorough examination of your mouth and dental records will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Patients can choose implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire jawbone.