An implant is a man-made replacement for the natural tooth root which allows a person to return to non-removable teeth or more secure dental restoration. It is not a transplant which would be taken from another individual. There are several types of implants from which we will select the most suited for your needs and general dental condition.
When a tooth is lost, it is best to replace the tooth with a non-removable replacement as promptly as possible. You are probably familiar with traditional bridgework, which uses natural teeth as supports for bridges, that span the space where teeth have been lost. Realize that these bridges have not increased the support which was present when the natural tooth was there in the mouth. The artificial tooth of the bridge does not have a root. As teeth are lost the amount of available root support in mouth decreases. In effect, we have increased the load on each remaining tooth because there are fewer of them. This can be compared with losing fence posts in the long fence. The fence is not any shorter, but there are fewer posts supporting the fence.The fence is no longer as strong as it was earlier. In the case of fence posts need to be added so that the amount of support will be increased, and similarly, these areas in the mouth need more support – which can be provided by replacing the missing root structure with implants.