Implants are a titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth roots that can support fixed prosthetic work – crowns and bridges. They can be used to help replace anything from a single tooth to the entire dental arch. The implant-crown combination serves as a full-fledged replacement for the missing tooth. 

Unlike removable dentures, implants are fixed in place and do not need to be taken out overnight. One advantage is that the crown or bridge can be painlessly and easily removed, repaired and put back on if necessary. 

Life expectancy for dental implants 

With proper care and regular dental cleaning scheduled at least once every six months, you will likely keep your implants for the rest of your life.