Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are implanted into the jawbone to provide a stable base for the replacement of missing teeth. Unlike other types of dental restorations, such as bridges or dentures, which rely on existing teeth or the gums for support, implants offer a secure anchor in the jawbone.
Implants are typically made of titanium or ceramic and are surgically placed into the jawbone. After a healing period of several months, an artificial tooth crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to the implant.
Dental implants are a popular and effective method for replacing missing teeth, as they provide an aesthetically pleasing and functional result. However, it is important to note that not every patient is a suitable candidate for implants and thorough examination and planning are necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.