Implants are widely recognised as the best way to replace missing teeth. A titanium post is planted in the jaw bone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of a natural tooth. Dental Implants can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures and the placement process normally has two stages.
First, the implant is placed in the jaw. Then, when the jaw has healed, replacement teeth are attached to the implant. In some situations it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.