Dental Implants Directory
When teeth decay, they may at times fall out. If this happens, your dentist may recommend a dental implant. Dental implants replace the root of the tooth and have many advantages over older treatments. They look and feel real, are comfortable, make eating and talking easier, are durable, and much more. These are not always covered by insurance, so check with your provider before deciding on dental implants. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why dental implants are done, how the procedure is performed, and much more.
Dental Implant Surgery -- Advantages, Risks, and Insurance Questions
Dental implants may be an option for people with missing teeth. Learn more.
Dental Implants-Topic Overview
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that replaces a tooth that has been taken out. Implants are natural-looking,can provide support for dentures,and do not affect the teeth bordering them. They are as stable as your real teeth and protect you from the loss of jawbone,which occurs when you lose teeth. You may need an implant if you have lost a tooth because of tooth decay or an accident. ...
An Overview of Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Learn more here.
An Overview of Gum Disease
WebMD's guide to gum disease, also called gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Bridging the Gap With Dental Implants
Implants are a durable, natural-looking option for replacing missing teeth.
The Truth About Enamel Shaping
WebMD explains how enamel shaping works. It's a quick technique done in your dentist's office that can smooth out a small chip or a rough spot on your tooth.
Tooth Loss: Are You at Risk from Diabetes, Poor Dental Care, or Other Reasons?
WebMD talks to experts about how to prevent tooth loss and keep your teeth for a lifetime.