Dental implants are as close as it gets to a brand new tooth, with a totally natural look and feel. That's because their anchor structure is inserted below the gumline, fusing to the jawbone over time. Your dentist will first determine whether your gums and bone are healthy enough to support a dental implant during a preliminary evaluation.
Dental implants require two surgeries to fully implement. At the first, titanium root forms are installed below the gumline within the jawbone, becoming the new "roots." Once the mouth has healed after the first procedure, artificial teeth are mounted to the root forms with metal or ceramic abutments, becoming the new "crowns" of the teeth.
Individual or entire sets of teeth can be replaced in a more durable, longer-lasting fashion than crowns and bridges through the use of dental implants.