Dental Implants are placed when teeth are missing and gaps are present. Implants are small titanium rods which are surgically placed into the bone. After 3 months the bone around the Implants has integrated to hold the implants firmly in place. X-rays are taken to check this and then a post and crown is attached.
For patients who have no teeth full mouth dental implants can be placed (usually around 6 implants). A 10 or 12 unit bridge can be placed on these which is a fixed option, or they can be used to secure a full denture in place.