What is a dental implant ?
A dental implant is an artificial replacement of a tooth’s root. Implantsvary in shape and size. The type of implant the dentist or oral surgeon chooses will on your tooth loss, bone quality, and the available space at the site of implantation.
Today, most dental implants are produced from titanium. Titanium is a recognized biocompatible material (that is, a material “accepted” by the body and not rejected). Studies have shown that not only is titanium not rejected by the body but it actually undergoes a process where it directly connects to the bone where it is located, a process called osseointegration.
Like natural teeth, maintaining good oral hygiene and caring for your implants will ensure they last a lifetime.