Implants have become a popular alternative to crowns, bridges and in some cases, even dentures. They can provide a more permanent solution to many problems.
A dental implant replaces the root of a tooth. Using a screw (usually titanium) anchored in the jawbone, they are used to attach crowns, bridgework or dentures. Dental implants have one of the highest success rates of any implanted surgical device since the crown or bridge is attached to a new, stable base.