Whether you’re dining with friends in a restaurant or having dinner at home, your teeth make a great deal of difference in your ability to eat and enjoy life. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants can make a major difference in how you look and feel. The implants themselves are small titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes, becoming integrated with the bone, to create a mechanical and biological bond that prevents the implant from moving.
The placement and reconstruction of dental implants is usually a team effort. A surgeon places the implants in the bone, and a restorative dentist makes the teeth to be anchored by the implants. The process starts with a thorough oral examination by both members of the team.