Implant Restoration

Implant

A dental implant is a surgical component titanium “screw” that resembles a tooth root and is placed within the jawbone to support restorations and replace missing teeth. Over time, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone and function in a similar way to natural teeth. The missing teeth restored with dental implants might feel slightly different from natural teeth during chewing as implants may lack the periodontal ligament.

Dental implants are used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They can also be used as anchorage to allow tooth movement during orthodontic treatment.