A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth, or group of teeth, to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including, crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.
Dental implants placed today appear to be similar to an actual tooth root and are placed within the bone. The bone of the jaw accepts and osseointegrates (fuses) with the titanium post to allow proper placement of dental prostheses. Dental implants will allow you again to speak and eat with comfort and confidence.