While regular brushing, flossing, and checkups allow many of you to maintain natural smiles for a lifetime, sometimes your teeth just can't keep up. If you've lost a tooth to age, injury or disease, dental implants might be a good solution for you. An implant is a synthetic tooth root in a shape of post that is surgically placed into the jaw bone.
• Good oral health
• A sufficient amount of bone in the jaw
• Healthy gums with no sign of gum disease
The "root" is usually formed of titanium: the same material applied in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fastened to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable, but permanent teeth are more stable, and it will be more like natural teeth.