Dental implants are the state-of-the-art method for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants consist of three parts:
Dental implants are placed surgically in the site of the missing tooth or teeth. After a healing period, the dental implant is then restored by putting a single tooth or multiple teeth on top of the implant.
Replacing missing teeth is usually a matter of preference. Meaning, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Most consider the time for treatment completion, cost, and functionality of the finished restoration when deciding what to do. Alternatives to dental implants include: