A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support crowns and bridges that replace a tooth or group of teeth.
Dental Implant is a titanium screw like structure, which is anchored into the jawbones and functions similar to a natural tooth. Dental Implants can be placed in areas where natural teeth are either lost due to decay or trauma or when a tooth cannot be saved and has to be extracted.
Dental Implants have two main treatment phases.
Firstly, the Dental Implant is placed into the jawbone.
Secondly, the Dental Implant has a tooth like crown placed on it.
These two stages have been traditionally performed with between 3-6 months healing in-between.