Dental implants are a method of replacing missing teeth so that a single tooth or multiple teeth can be restored in the mouth. When I was in dental school this concept was only a dream for the future. Now it can be done.
A cylinder of titanium or a ceramic is placed into the persons bone. It is allowed to heal for several weeks or months and when it is well integrated into the bone, a crown or denture can be attached to them.
The dental implants allow the new teeth to be securely anchored to the persons bone, allowing for better function. The technology on placing implants has improvrd to the point where it is a very predictable procedure.
The costs can vary greatly depending on how many teeth need to be replaced but your dentist can have a consultation with you and go over your options.