How Dental Implants Can Help People With Palate Defects

When people think of dental implants, they may think of implants that replace missing teeth. While missing teeth is one possible reason to undergo an implant procedure, there are others, such as implants for bridges and implants for fixed prosthetics (e.g., all-on-four dentures). If you have a palate defect, such as a fistula or missing tissue from oral cancer, then dental implants could be used to correct the problem. Read on to learn more about palatal defects and how dental implants can correct these issues.