I've heard that dental implants are an alternative to dentures. What should I know about implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. Heavy smokers, people with diabetes or heart disease, or those who have had radiation therapy on the head-neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.