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Dentures and Dental Implants


What Are Implants?

Implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Implants are surgically placed in your jawbone. Read "What Are Implants?" article

Who Is an Implant Candidate?

If you're interested in replacing a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants may be an option for you. Most people are good candidates for implants. A good candidate should have the following: Read "Who Is an Implant Candidate?" article

Dental implant surgery

Dental implant surgery — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this permanent tooth replacement procedure. Read "Dental implant surgery" article

Placing Dental Implants

When you get implants, more than one dental professional may treat you. An oral surgeon, periodontist or general dentist with training in implants will place the implants in your jawbone. Read "Placing Dental Implants" article

Illustrations: Placing an Implant

Illustrations created by Simple Steps designers Kelly Farrington and Glenna Hartwell Read "Illustrations: Placing an Implant" article

Implant-Supported Denture

What Is It? An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. Read "Implant-Supported Denture" article

Bone Augmentation and Nerve Repositioning

For dental implants to be successful, the jawbone must have enough bone to support them. Read "Bone Augmentation and Nerve Repositioning" article

Sinus Lift

What Is It? A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. It's sometimes called a sinus augmentation. Read "Sinus Lift" article

Tuberosity Reduction

What Is It? A tuberosity is a rounded bony protrusion behind your last molar in the upper jaw. It is covered by your gum. A tuberosity reduction makes the tuberosity smaller. Read "Tuberosity Reduction" article

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