Dental implants have emerged in Dentistry as one of the most advanced solutions for treating tooth loss due to injury or periodontal disease. With limited options in the past, this innovative procedure has given another alternative.
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. An artificial replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. This alternative to bridges, partials or complete dentures used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are comfortable and look like natural teeth.