Dental implants are “root form” implants made of titanium or other materials that have been designed to integrate with the alveolar (jaw) bone.
When teeth are lost, the missing tooth often can be replaced with a dental implant which acts as a new root. Once the implant has healed to the bone, it can be used to support a new crown, a bridge, or dentures to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
Current research shows that 95% of implants placed can go on to successfully serve as replacement roots for up to 20 years or longer. They feel like real teeth and provide a natural looking way to replace missing teeth.