I’m sure you’ve heard the term before but what is it exactly? A dental implant is a screw like anchor that’s used as an artificial replacement for a natural tooth root. The screw is made of materials that are compatible with the human body, such as titanium. By attaching to the jawbone and gum tissue, they provide a stable base for artificial replacement teeth, such as dental crowns, bridges and dentures.
A Dental implant can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth, or to support partial or full dentures. Implants and crowns remain inside the mouth and do not require any adhesives to hold them in place.