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What is a Dental Implant?

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a bio-compatible, man-made substitute used to replace missing tooth roots; it's usually made from a space-age alloy of titanium. Implants come in various shapes and sizes to fit specific patient needs. Most are cylinders placed into the bone and allowed to heal undisturbed while bone heals around them, locking them in like an anchor. After a few months, the implants are used as a foundation for replacing the missing teeth.

Single Tooth Implant

If trauma or decay has caused the loss of a single tooth, a single implant can act as an identical replacement. Customized to match your other teeth, the completed implant will look and feel just like a normal tooth.

Implants for a conventional bridge

If a patient is missing multiple teeth but still has healthy gums, they may benefit best from multiple implants.

Full set of teeth with only 4 implants

If a patient needs to restore either their full upper or lower set of teeth, this process is an excellent option. In this process, 4 implants are fitted and the full arch of teeth are attached.