What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a device made of titanium. It is used to replace a missing root and supports restorations that resemble a tooth or a group of teeth to replace missing teeth. The bone of the jaw accepts and osseointegrates with the titanium post. Osseointegration refers to the fusion of the implant surface with the surrounding bone. Dental implants will fuse with the bone; however, they lack periodontal fragment so they feel slightly different than natural teeth during chewing.