Dental implants are the ideal replacements for missing teeth. While most dental restorations focus on replacing the visible part of the tooth (the crown), dental implants replace the entire dental structure, including the roots. As such, dental implants become a firm and secure part of your dental anatomy, indistinguishable from natural teeth in aesthetics and functionality.
Dental implants are titanium metal posts drilled into the jaw bone under the empty socket of the missing tooth. Once the implant is drilled into the jaw bone, your bone tissues gradually heal around the implant, adhering to its surface via a process called osseointegration. Over time, the dental implant becomes a firmly rooted part of your dental anatomy.