Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial “root” that is inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. A crown, fixed bridge or a full set of dentures can be attached to the implant to replace one or more missing teeth. The implant is made from titanium, which is extremely biocompatible, and forms a strong integration with surrounding bone tissue.

Often placement of a dental implant is as convenient as a tooth extraction. After an initial healing period, during which the implant is submerged in bone and left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal screw that secures and supports the artificial tooth.