In today’s world Dental implants are the most accepted forms of treatment owing to its durability, esthetics and function. A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn't come loose like a denture can i.e. it is fixed in the mouth . Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they simulate like the natural tooth and maintain the bone and gum health in long run
If you are considering implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft.
Implants are categorized into: