What is a dental implant?

July 30, 2015 0

An implant is typically a titanium replacement for a missing root or roots of a tooth. The implant is usually placed in the bone of the jaw. The bone grows to or integrates with the surface of the implant making it very stable. After the surgical area has completely healed, an attachment for a prosthesis (Crown, Bridge, or Denture) is placed and the area restored.