What Are Implants?

Dental Implants are replacement roots, being firmly anchored into the jawbone they support fixed and removable tooth replacements.

dental implant

Getting an implant is a two-step process in which a titanium screw is surgically placed in the jawbone and a prosthetic tooth, or a crown, is attached later.

Getting a dental implant is a two-step process.

Step 1 is the implant placement:
The titanium /alloy implant is surgically placed  and left to fuse with the jawbone. Very few dentists have the training and experience to carry out this complicated procedure. In most cases, these dentists also carry out the second step.

Step 2 is the  implant restoration:
The  replica tooth, crown or denture is fitted on top of the fused implant. Most dentists can carry out this procedure.

dental implant diagram

 

What is a tooth replacement?

A tooth replacement is a dental crown or bridge which are designed individually to look and feel just like your natural teeth. A crown or bridge can be placed on natural teeth or implants.
 
Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Gaps in your tooth placement can potentially cause problems to long-term dental health. Even having one missing tooth can lead to the loss of other teeth and result in a permanent change in your facial appearance.