A dental implant is a titanium, screw-like fixture that is placed into the bone of the jaws in the area of a missing tooth or teeth. That implant actually integrates into the bone and as it heals, become fused with the surrounding jaw. The implant then serves as a foundation for a dental restoration.
Most often, a single tooth is restored, and the implant and prosthetic crown behave just like a normal crown and root. In cases where patients are missing multiple teeth, several implants can be used to retain a dental bridge or entire dentures.
Dental implants are the basis for lasting, aesthetic tooth replacement with no functional limitations.