A dental implant is an artificial “root” that essentially replaces a missing tooth root. It is commonly a cylinder or screw-shaped titanium material. Each implant is carefully and precisely drilled into the location of the intended tooth and provides a foundation for long-term support of replacing a single tooth or a group of missing teeth.
Dental implants have a high success rate and can often last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene and regularly scheduled dental visits. They keep adjacent teeth healthy and maintain the structure of your jawbone.