If you are considering dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.
If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. If there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, other procedures may be required prior to implant placement. You may require treatment by a dental specialist prior to proceeding with an implant.
Implants are usually more expensive than other types of tooth replacement, and there is an additional cost for the crown that is attached to the dental implant. If you are missing a tooth and believe a dental implant might be the right solution for you, start by consulting your dental practitioner.