For the past 20 years, I have been a KOL (key opinion leader) for an implant manufacture that in my opinion produces the most advanced implant in the world. I have lectured for BioHorizons throughout the United States and have participated in the development of many of their components.
In many cases, it would be a shame to have to prepare perfectly healthy teeth adjacent to a missing tooth just to replace one tooth. Additionally, following many years of bone loss due to chronic periodontal disease, frequently the retention of full dentures is compromised as the support (bone) for stability has been lost.
We are now able to fix dentures or bridges to implants giving them stability and a more natural tooth like feeling when speaking and eating. A dental implant is a titanium post placed into the bone that replaces the root of a tooth. I am then able to, through a variety of components, attach either a crown, bridge or denture to them.