Implants are cylinders that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. They are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They may be used to support a bridge when several teeth are missing. If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant supported denture can replace the missing teeth. Because the dental implants integrate with the jawbone, an implant-supported denture tends to be comfortable and stable, allowing you to bite and chew naturally.
For further information, or to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants consult with your Dental Health Care Center professional.