Dental implants are designed to permanently replace one or more missing teeth. There are many advantages to dental implants when compared with other conventional methods of tooth replacement, like bridges or removable appliances.
Dental implants are made of titanium, a uniquely biocompatible material that allows the bone in your jaw to fuse with the implant, locking it in place. A dentist or oral surgeon will surgically insert the implant screw in place of your missing tooth. Over time, your bone fuses to it, and the screw will then function as the “root” of your missing tooth. After the implant site has healed, a dentist will place a crown on top of the implant. At the end of the implant process, you will have a secure, permanent addition to your smile.