A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of an accident, injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a metal post that a periodontist or an oral surgeon surgically positions into the jaw. Once the implant is in place and the bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post.
Dental implants are a more favorable and long lasting approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support.
In order to receive dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to be able to support the implant.