What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a permanent alternative to dentures, flippers, or crowns for patients missing either a single tooth or multiple teeth. It comes with a titanium fixture that is fused to the jawbone, essentially replicating the root portion of a missing tooth and giving it a permanent support and foundation for the replacement of one or more teeth using a dental crown, bridge or even dentures. Once placed, a connector known as an abutment is attached to titanium screw and a crown is used to replace what once was the tooth. Dental implants are the closest alternative to whole natural teeth and provide long-term protection and support for jawbone structure.