WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Dental implant is an artificial tooth root composed of a titanium screw mounted in the jawbone. Implants are used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They are very realistic restorations, looking and feeling like natural teeth.
A dental implant may be needed in the following situations:
•To replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
•To support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
•To provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
•To form the ‘root’ for a dental crown.