What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to counter tooth loss and are the best option to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and aren’t visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns, bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is very lightweight, strong, and biocompatible. Titanium and its alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as joint replacements. Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone called osseointegration, is the biological basis of dental implant success. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device