About Dental ImplantsA dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Since they transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, it helps to reduce bone loss and preserve facial structure. This is why many leading dental organizations now recognize dental implants as the standard of care for tooth replacement.
Who is a candidate?Dental implants can be placed in most adults who are in good to moderate health. They are not typically placed in adolescents until they have reached their full expected physical maturity. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease the effectiveness of implant treatment, so be sure to discuss your full medical history with your doctor before beginning treatment.
Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan for you. Please ask your doctor to explain the benefits and risks to see if tooth replacement with implants is right for you.