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Implants

Implants are commonly made of titanium, a metal that is well-tolerated by the body. Over time, the jawbone becomes firmly united with the implant. A small attachment at the top of the implant emerges through the gum. Crowns, bridges or dentures can then be attached to the implant by screws or clips.

Implants are an alternative to conventional bridges and partial dentures.

If you find that your full dentures move around a lot, implants will help to anchor the denture in place.

When teeth are lost, the jawbone may start to shrink. Implants can help slow this process down.

Your dentist may recommend using implants to support a bridge rather than cut into healthy teeth either side of a gap.