WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. Essentially, a dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically positioned into the jawbone, beneath your gum tissue. Because these implants fuse to your bone, they provide a strong and stable foundation for long-term support of replacement teeth.
If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported teeth, you will find they have the same basic parts.
Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food) and both have a “root” that is anchored into the jaw.