When teeth have been lost they can be replaced with implants. An implant is a threaded titanium post that is placed in the socket where there once was a tooth. The body accepts it and bone grows around it and firmly attaches it to the jaw. Then a tooth can be built on the implant. Some implants can be really simple and we do them here at our office. The complicated ones we send to a specialist dentists in Cairns. Implant teeth look and feel like natural teeth and can be used like natural teeth.
For people who have lost all teeth, there is the option of replacing all teeth with implants but it is also possible to just place a few for the denture to clip on to so it won’t move around.