Dental implants are tiny screw-like posts that are inserted into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Implants are often used to support full or partial dentures and ensure teeth do not slip around. Dental implants stay hidden below the gum line and look and feel like real teeth.
Implants are often used for single tooth loss, multiple tooth loss or an entire top or bottom row of teeth. Implants do not have to be replaced as they are designed to last a lifetime, making them a great value long-term.
When considering dentures and implant options it is important to consult with your prosthodontist. A Board Certified Prosthodontist completes an additional three years of education after dental school and is trained to serve patients with a combination of needs such as dental implants and dentures.