What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are titanium replacements for the roots of teeth. These root replacements can be used to hold individual teeth, groups of teeth or removable dentures on them. The dental implants generally are completely hidden under the gum and fused to the bone.
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth and are designed to last a lifetime. Because they are fused in the jaw bone, dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth.
Dental implants are uniquely stable allowing patients to chew normally, eliminating the problems of removable or partial dentures. They can also serve as an anchor for other dental prostheses like crowns, bridges and dentures.