A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed in the bone to replace one or multiple missing teeth. hese artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. The placement of an implant requires a preparation into the bone. After a certain amount of time (between 2 to 6 months) that allow the bone to grow on to the surface of the implant, a crown can be placed on the implant. The amount of time required to place an implant will varry depending on several factors such as quality and quantity of the bone.
Approximately 30 million people live with no natural teeth in one or both jaws, but more dental patients are opting for dental implants as a means of tooth replacement. You will qualify for dental implants if you have missing, broken or severely decayed teeth and are in relatively good overall health. The only way to determine your eligibility for implants is to consult with your dentist to identify whether you have adequate bone support and healthy gums that will support the new implant.