What is a dental implant?
A natural tooth consists of a crown (the part above the gumline) and a root
(the part below the gumline). The root, which is anchored to the jaw, holds the
tooth in place. A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that serves as the
replacement for the root portion of the missing tooth. Titanium is used rather
than other materials because it is the most compatible with the human body. The
implant is placed in the upper or lower jaw. Over time, the implant bonds with
the bone and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth. After the bone has
grown around the implant, it can be used to replace a single tooth, or used in
conjunction with other implants to hold a bridge or full set of teeth.
What are the benefits for you?
Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel, and function like regular