Learn More About Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is placed in your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth or can support a completely new set of teeth.
A dental implant typically has 3 parts:
- The Implant: A titanium screw that is implanted into and fuses with the jawbone.
- The Abutment: The component that first over the implant and protrudes from the gum line in order to connect the new tooth.
- The Crown: The crown fits on top of the abutment at gum level and looks like a natural tooth. These are customized to match your smile.