A dental implant is an artificial root of a tooth that is used to support dental restorations or replacements. They do not require neighboring teeth for support so dental implants can actually be more beneficial in the long run in terms of overall teeth health.
There are two types of dental implants used today: Endosteal (in the bone), and Subperiosteal (on the bone). Endosteal implants make use of screws or blades that anchor into the bone of the jaw, while subperiosteal implants anchor through the gums.
Dental implants are secure and look and feel like your own teeth. They can give you confidence and free you from the hassle of dentures and bridges.