What is dental implant?
Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing teeth. They are designed to blend in with your other teeth, and are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw which is surgically placed into the jaw bone. It replaces the root of the missing tooth and serves as a support for your new tooth (crown) or teeth (a row of crowns also known collectively as a bridge).
Dental implants can also be used as attachment or support for full dentures in cases where all teeth are missing.
This is possible due to the biocompatible properties of titanium. A strong bond is formed between the implants and the bone over several weeks or months (osseointegration) and thus firmly anchoring them to the jaws.