Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically positioned in the jawbone below the gums. An abutment attaches the dental implants to crowns or bridges that restore the tooth structure above the gum line. Dental implants have lucrative benefits that make you want to replace your missing teeth but not everybody is a good candidate for dental implants. To determine whether you are a good candidate to receive dental implant treatment, your dentist will look at a few factors:
Do you have adequate jawbone support?
Are you in good overall health?
Do you have healthy gums?
Will your lifestyle choices affect the dental implants' success rate negatively?