Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal screw like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. How dental implant surgery is performed depends on the type of implant and the condition of your jawbone. Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures. The major benefit of implants is solid support for your new teeth.
It’s estimated that sixty percent of the world population is missing at least one tooth. If you are one of them, you may be considering dental implants for tooth replacement.
Dental implants can replace one, several, or all of your teeth. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.