Dental implants are an ideal option for patient to replace missing teeth or to support a fixed bridge or removable dentures. Dental implants can be a more conservative restoration than a traditional dental bridge when replacing a single tooth. A dental bridge would require the preparation of the adjacent healthy teeth whereas in a single dental implant those teeth would not have to be prepped. The prognosis of dental implant placement is good in a healthy individual with good bone quality in the replacement area.
Implants are also used to support bridges or dentures in patients with multiple missing teeth.