Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. They are a means of replacing missing teeth that are closest to natural teeth. Dental implant is an artificial cylindrical titanium stud used to replace missing root of a tooth. A small opening is created in the jaw bone after reflecting the gum. Implant is placed in the precise hole drilled in the jaw bone and the gums are sutured (stitched) back. After sometime the bone grows around implant and it becomes rock-solid (osseointegration) in the bone. This implant is used as an anchor to attach missing teeth (implant supported prosthesis) or to make removable denture more retentive (implant supported over denture).
Advantages of Dental Implants