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What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are small screws made out of titanium to replace missing teeth. Titanium is the only metal we know that the body accepts and allows bone to grow in and around it. By placing an implant in the jaw bone (where the natural tooth root was), we can anchor replacement teeth and thus restore the patient to full function. a dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth.
What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are small screws made out of titanium to replace missing teeth. Titanium is the only metal we know that the body accepts and allows bone to grow in and around it. By placing an implant in the jaw bone (where the natural tooth root was), we can anchor replacement teeth and thus restore the patient to full function. a dental implant is the closest thing to your natural tooth.

There are two parts to a dental implant which simulate the strong holding ability of the tooth root. The main part of the dental implant is embedded in the jawbone for an effect that is vastly stronger than dentures are capable of. The second part of the dental implant is a post that protrudes above the jawbone and gumline, to provide a fixed point to attach the tooth restoration that will simulate the crown.

Tooth crown and tooth root Dental Implant tooth replacement

This dental implant picture shows a diagram of an endosseous implant. The word beginning endo- means inside and the ending osseous means bone. Endosseous means inside the bone. It screws into the jaw bone just like the root of a real tooth. The endosseous type is the most common one being used.

How Can Dental Implants Be Used to Replace Missing Teeth?

Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Support a bridge (where multiple teeth are tied together to span a larger gap)
Provide support, retention and stability to removable partials and dentures
There are two parts to a dental implant which simulate the strong holding ability of the tooth root. The main part of the dental implant is embedded in the jawbone for an effect that is vastly stronger than dentures are capable of. The second part of the dental implant is a post that protrudes above the jawbone and gumline, to provide a fixed point to attach the tooth restoration that will simulate the crown.

Tooth crown and tooth root Dental Implant tooth replacement

This dental implant picture shows a diagram of an endosseous implant. The word beginning endo- means inside and the ending osseous means bone. Endosseous means inside the bone. It screws into the jaw bone just like the root of a real tooth. The endosseous type is the most common one being used.

How Can Dental Implants Be Used to Replace Missing Teeth?

Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
Support a bridge (where multiple teeth are tied together to span a larger gap)
Provide support, retention and stability to removable partials and dentures