A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in the replacement of a lost tooth. Tooth loss can result from various defects. Some of the more common defects are injury, decay, and gum disease.
Dental implants are highly sophisticated devices that are placed into your jawbone to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. Acting as the root of a tooth, implants provide an incredibly strong foundation for your tooth-like restoration to be placed, completing the implant process.
Unlike some tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures which just fill the gap left from the missing tooth or teeth. Dental Implants with crowns replace the root of the tooth itself, which do not require any alteration of nearby teeth. Instead, they look and feel just like your own teeth.