A dental implant is a sophisticated titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone to replace the root of a lost natural tooth. Implants are cosmetic replacements for one or more teeth that were lost due to decay or trauma. The implants are attached to the bone to create a solid foundation for a replacement tooth or teeth.
The process of inserting the implant typically has three steps: insertion of the implant, osseointegration (the period of healing the jaw bone), and finally installation of dental supplement (crown or bridge).
The end result ... replacement teeth that have the appearance, sensations and function of the equivalent natural teeth. Embarrassment, irritation and self-criticism experienced by people who lack some teeth, people who wear dentures or who have gone through some of the older methods of replacing teeth experienced a new wave of self-confidence that comes with permanent teeth built on implants.
With the advancement of dentistry, which invest more and more into most investigated and most successful treatment in dentistry today, implants are today considered to be standard dental care for many oral problems. From replacing a single tooth, to full mouth rehabilitation with fixed replacement teeth on implants, to simply reliable carrier for dentures, dental implants have become a common treatment in the dental practice.