Dental implants are anchors placed in bone, usually made from titanium or titanium alloy. They can support dental restorations which replace missing teeth.
Implant supported crowns do not require the cutting or shaping of adjacent natural teeth for placement, so they are more conservative than conventional tooth supported bridges. Replacement of missing or lost teeth with implants can improve your appearance and improve the hollowed appearance of collapsed cheeks and lips.
Implants are more comfortable than dentures as they are permanently fixed to the jaw bone. Implants can also act as support for dentures, which means dentures do not move, unlike dentures supported by jaw bone and facial muscles.