Restorative Procedures That Use Dental Implants
A dental implant is a false dental root that serves as the stabilizing base for a tooth-replacement application. The implant, which is made of titanium, is inserted into the bone of the jaw and integrates with the jawbone like a natural tooth root. As the bone cells grow around the implant, the device becomes increasingly stable. Other tooth-replacement options, such as dental bridges and conventional dentures, only replace the crowns of the lost teeth.