WHAT’S AN IMPLANT?
A dental implant is essentially a metal (titanium) screw that is anchored into your jawbone, resides below the gumline and mimics the root of your natural tooth.
Dental implants can be used to replace individual or multiple missing teeth when crowns are attached to them. They are often the ideal option for replacing missing teeth because they do not rely on the neighboring teeth for support like a traditional bridge does.
Dental implants can also be used to help support partial and complete dentures. Dentures are inherently unstable because they merely rest on top of the bone and gum tissue without actually being attached to it. When connected to dental implants, the retention and stability of dentures is increased tremendously.