Dental Implant is an artificial tooth that is placed into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth. Dental Implant could be used to replace a missing single tooth, to retain the denture in place or to support a bridge. Dental Implant is made of a strong, bio-compatible material (mainly titanium).
Placement of the dental implant into the jawbone requires a surgery which could be as convenient as a tooth extraction. Initially the implant is buried in the bone and untouched for healing. The next stage is to connect a metal post to the implant which supports the artificial tooth.
Dental implant is completely well tolerated by the body and becomes integrated with the jawbone. Dental implant need to be cleaned regularly.