Dental implant acts as a replacement for the root of one or more missing teeth. It is a long-term fixed solution to missing teeth and it looks like a normal tooth virtually indistinguishable from the other teeth that creates a smile that is very natural and extremely durable.
Most dental implants are usually made of titanium, which allows them to integrate with the bone without being recognized as a foreign object in our body. To fit an implant, titanium screws surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone to support a crown (bridge or denture). Once in place, the implant provides a solid foundation to have a crown placed on the implant.
What makes an implant so strong is that the jawbone grows around it and holds it in place. This process, called Osseo integration, might takes several months before the implant is completely integrated into the bone.
The success rate of dental implants is very high while careful oral hygiene is essential for the success of the implant