A Dental Implant is an artificial root that is placed in the jawbone so that a replacement tooth can be attached to it.
Dental Implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. With Dental Implants no other teeth are involved with replacing missing teeth such as a bridge, they stand alone, making them the ideal choice for tooth replacement.
Dental Implants are usually done in multiple steps. The first step is to place the implant in the bone and then let it rest. This resting time allows bone to integrate with the implant making it strong enough to withstand the forces of chewing. The next step is to place an abutment on the implant. This abutment acts as the core of the artificial tooth. Once the abutment is in place a crown in made to fit the abutment. Now the implant is restored and ready to act as a functional tooth.