A dental implant is a small post-like device made of titanium or titanium zirconium.
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. Once healed, dental implants act as a base to anchor the visible portion of the artificial tooth – ranging from individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges, or full-arch dental prostheses.
A dental implant is the only solution that replaces the missing tooth root, offering important benefits:
- Feels and looks like a natural tooth
- Helps prevent and minimize bone loss
- Helps preserve surrounding, healthy teeth
- Improves appearance