Implants

Implants

A dental implant is a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like the roots of teeth, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once placed surgically. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework, or dentures in different ways. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and accepted by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most commonly used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any surgical device that is implanted.