DENTAL IMPLANTS

Over the years, technology and research have made significant progress in enhancing the results of the placement of dental implants. Today, dental implants are approximately 98 percent successful.

What makes you think you'd need an implant?

Dental implants may be used as a substitute for a single tooth, a few teeth, or all teeth. The objective of dental substitution is the restoration of function and aesthetics.

In general, three choices exist when it comes to tooth replacement:

  1. removable dental aid (partial denture or complete denture)

  2. fixed (cemented) dental bridge 

  3. a dental implant


Dentures are the most cost-effective choice for replacing teeth, but they are often the least appealing due to the difficulty of maintaining a removable prosthesis in the mouth.


Dentures may also affect the individual’s taste and perceptual awareness of food.


Implants are bone-supported only and do not affect the natural teeth surrounding them. 

The choice of options depends on several factors. The following factors are considered specifically with dental implants.

  • the exact position of an absent tooth or teeth

  • the quality and quantity of the jawbone in the area where the dental implant will be placed

  • the patient's health

  • the cost

  • the patient's preference


The dental implant option for replacing a tooth offers excellent advantages over other options. Dental implants are appropriate as they restore lost teeth without affecting or altering adjacent teeth. Furthermore, dental implants are inserted into the bone, so they are incredibly durable and can mimic natural teeth's feel and texture.