A dental implant is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged or missing tooth with an artificial one. It is typically made from titanium and placed into the jawline, where it becomes firmly integrated into the bone of the jaw.
Implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or even entire sets of teeth. Dental implants are a safe, effective and long-term solution for people who struggle with the inability to chew food comfortably or to speak properly due to tooth loss.
They are also a permanent solution that does not require regular maintenance like other replacements such as dentures or bridges. Dental implants can also help restore facial structure and jawline integrity, which can be lost when missing teeth are not replaced.
As a result, dental implants can dramatically improve the quality of life for people with missing teeth.