Dental implants, also known as replacement tooth roots, are considered the standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth, which can happen as a result of tooth decay. The implants can be used to replace single or multiple teeth, and in some cases, all of a patient’s teeth. They serve as a sturdy foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are created to look and act as your natural teeth.
What Happens during the Procedure
During the procedure, the dental implant is placed into the jawbone, where it is allowed to gradually fuse with the bones over a span of several months. This fusion process is known as “osseointegration.” The purpose of the dental implant is to act as a replacement for a missing tooth and to hold either the replacement tooth or a bridge.