A dental implant is a small titanium steel post that is placed in your jaw where missing teeth are, to replace the roots of missing teeth. The implant is permanently fixed into the jaw and bonded to the bone, thereby breathing a very strong foundation on which to place an artificial tooth replacement. A dental implant performs and looks just like a natural tooth. If properly cared for, dental implants can last for years.
In order for dental implant treatment to be successful, dental implants are recommended only to healthy patients, with healthy gum tissue and gums free of periodontal disease. Patients must also have adequate bone levels in their jaw to support the dental implant.