A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge directly without taking the support of the adjacent teeth. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth due to unavoidable circumstance.
In common terms, a dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. It is available in various sizes and thickness for different clinical situations. The implant is placed in the bone where jaw accepts the implants and bone formation or osseointegration takes place around the titanium screw. Thus giving implants the feel and look of a natural teeth.