Whether your tooth or teeth have fallen out, been extracted, or been knocked out, it’s a pain to deal with. Things like biting, chewing, and dental care become much more difficult. If you have one or more missing teeth, you’ll want to consider a replacement option for your oral health, appearance, and more.
When it comes to teeth replacements, there are a couple of main options—dentures and dental implants. For a long-lasting, strong replacement option, you’ll want to consider implants. But how long does the implant process take? Can they be done same-day? And what exactly are dental implants?
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium rods that are implanted in the jawbone of a patient to hold a false tooth or teeth in place via an abutment. Sometimes dental implants are used to replace a single tooth, while other times an entire row of teeth may be held in place with the help of multiple implants.