What Are Dental Implants?

To make an exact replica of the natural function and look of the missing tooth it's a hard mission to accomplish. Throughout history, people have tried dentures or ceramic restorations as replacements, but in the end the results are not satisfactory for many. That is why dental implants came into existence, offering a more natural look and the same function as the natural tooth root. They have also been used to anchor dentures and ceramic restorations with greater success and patient satisfaction.

A dental implant is a small titanium post that works as the root structure for a natural tooth. They are placed either into your upper or lower jaw bone. When implants are integrated to the bone, they can now hold a crown, bridge or over-denture as in the case of natural roots. It is worthy of mentioning that they are very durable and can last a lifetime, with no need for special maintenance but only regular brushing, flossing and dental check ups.