If your dentist suggests that implants are needed, then it means that you will need to go through a series of several treatments. But, it is worth the effort because of the amazing results that you can enjoy in the future.
An implant can be placed in the space where a tooth is missing. A titanium post, placed strategically in the jaw bone, is used to mimic the root of the tooth. It takes a few months for the jaw bone to strengthen around the post. Then, a dental crown or bridge can be placed on top of the post.
After the treatment is complete, the implant functions in the same way as a natural tooth. The dental crown is designed to mimic the appearance of the nearby teeth, giving you a beautiful smile.
For a visual example of how an implant is placed, the below animation walks through each of the steps of the procedure. A dental implant is the best way to replace missing teeth, outlasting other treatments and restoring your natural smile.