Implant is a root shaped fixture that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone in the area of missing teeth.
Dental implants are typically made of titanium and are similar in shape and size to a natural tooth root. Titanium is the material of choice for dental implants due to its strength, durability and its ability to fuse to bone over time. The process of the bone fusing to the implant’s surface is called osseointegration. The bone cells attach themselves to the implant during this period of healing.
A dental implant, also called an endosseous root-form implant, is a man made replacement for a tooth root. Dental implants are ideal for patients who have missing or compromised teeth due to periodontal disease, decay, injury or for those who have congenitally missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire upper and/or lower jaw of teeth.