Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth. They can be used to anchor a bridge or dentures into place. If you need to have all your teeth replaced, implant-supported dentures are a great solution. They provide more stability than traditional dentures and cost less than replacing all of your teeth with implant-supported crowns.
Remember, if properly maintained, dental implants can last a lifetime. Even though the dental implant can’t get cavities, you still need to brush and floss the area to remove harmful bacteria and dental plaque buildup.
Just a note: In addition to practicing good oral hygiene, you may want to consider refraining from smoking.
If you think dental implants might be right for you, talk to your dentist. He/she will take your overall health into account when determining whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, so be sure to discuss any pre-existing medical conditions you may have with your dentist.