Dental Implants

Dental Implants

In dentistry, an implant refers to a metal rod, or post (usually made of titanium) that is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone where a tooth is missing. It serves as the tooth root and anchor for the crown, bridge, or denture that is placed over it. Dental implants, though expensive, may actually cost less over time than other tooth replacement options as they do not affect the adjacent teeth and, if good oral hygiene is practiced, can last a lifetime.