Implants consist of a metallic post that is surgically placed into the jaw. The metal is usually titanium which is very inert and pairs well with human bone. A replacement tooth is then affixed on the post.
Your dentist will consult with you regarding your suitability for implant placement. Depending on the number of teeth to be replaced, you may need from one to several strategically placed implants for replacement of a single tooth or multiple teeth requiring an implant supported denture.
Implants serve many advantages over dentures or bridges. Besides being more stable, they feel like natural teeth. They also do not rely on adjoining teeth for support and thus don’t compromise those natural teeth. The longevity of implants is more than dentures and bridges if ideal conditions are met.View video on Implants