Big advances for dental implants
Smaller sizes and high-tech placement methods mean more people are candidates for prosthetic teeth.
If you've been told you're not a candidate for dental implants, it's time to revisit the subject. Dental implants — permanent prosthetics implanted into the jaw — have changed.
"In the last five years, we've learned that smaller implants can work just as well as regular-size implants, and this makes more people candidates for them," says Dr. German Gallucci, department chair of restorative dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.