Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically placed beneath your gums and fuse to the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. Replacement teeth, singularly or grouped on a bridge or denture, are then attached to the implant.
Dental Implants are a great alternative to a traditional bridge, a partial or even dentures.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry also has a great website for more information. Go to http://www.aaid-implant.org for more information.