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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

Types of Implants

Today, most dental implants are made of titanium, a metal that has special qualities that make it useful for this purpose. Read "Types of 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

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

Types of Implants

Today, most dental implants are made of titanium. This metal has special qualities that make it useful for implants. Read "Types of Implants" article

Full Dentures, Partial Dentures, Denture Care – Learn More

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.    Read "Full Dentures, Partial Dentures, Denture Care – Learn More" 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

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars to make it taller. Read "Sinus Lift" article

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