A dental implant is a natural-looking artificial tooth placed in the mouth to counter tooth loss. Whether due to a sports-related injury, tooth decay, excessive wear and tear or periodontal disease, a dental implant can replace a single tooth or several teeth. Dental implants are considered a very conservative form of treatment. This is because they preserve existing teeth in the mouth. Most importantly, dental implants help maintain bone structure, which is vital to the health of every tooth in your mouth.
Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.