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What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing root tooth that is placed into your jawbone and can support an artificial tooth, a bridge, or a denture.

Natural teeth consist of the crown and the root. The crown is the visible part that is covered with white enamel. Supporting the crown is the tooth root which extends into the jawbone. The root is the part of the tooth that is actually replaced by an implant.

Commonly there are three parts to what is described as a dental implant - the implant device itself (which is inserted directly into the bone and looks like a screw in the picture); the abutment - the piece that connects the implant device to the third part - the overlying crown or denture.

Most implants are made of titanium, a metal that is bio-compatible, very well tolerated by our body, has the strength and durability as well as a unique property of fusing directly to bone - a process known as
osseointegration
.

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