Dental implants offer the most advanced, structurally complete tooth replacement available in modern dentistry, so it’s no surprise that more and more patients are turning to this treatment as a solution for tooth loss. Those who do gain a number of benefits.
The technology involved in implant dentistry is unique. Because the dental implant is a small cylinder made of titanium, a biocompatible metal, the surrounding jawbone material is able to fuse with the implant, which then functions much in the same way as a biological tooth’s root does. Dental implants can be used to support a crown for single tooth replacement or a bridge or denture after multiple teeth have been lost.