What is an implant?
A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. Dental implants appear similar to an actual tooth root and are carefully placed within the bone.
During the healing phase , your bone is growing right up to the implant surface in order to lock it in place. Once the bone attaches firmly to the implant , a crown is placed onto the top of the implant. This is what makes the implant resemble the look and feel of a natural tooth.
Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.