What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant mimics the functions of the dental root. It is a metal structure made of titanium or zirconium. The implant directly bonds with the jaw bone, protruding from the gum towards the oral cavity and acting as a buttress for the tooth crown. Hence, it replaces a lost tooth. It is used instead of the lost tooth of the patients.
An implant eliminates the need for constructing bridges, which require cutting healthy teeth along on both sides of the empty space created by teeth loss. It also prevents the loose movements of dentures, which allows for the elimination of sore pressure points in the mouth by retaining the appliances.
Compared to other tooth replacement options that only repair the visible parts of missing teeth, dental implants are among the most ideal ones as they replace both the roots and crowns of lost teeth.