What are dental implants?

Dental implants are metallic cylinders, made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jaw bone where original teeth once existed.

This root like cylinder, the dental implant, acts as a false root allowing a crown or bridge to be placed on top of it just as if it were a natural remaining root and tooth.

The use of dental implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth, unlike conventional crown and bridge work, does not involve the weakening of adjacent teeth by the removal of large amounts of tooth tissue. As adjacent teeth are not involved in the provision of dental implants, additional stresses, which otherwise would have been placed on these adjoining teeth, are avoided and their long- term prognosis, therefore, is much improved.

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