A dental implant, sometimes better known as an endosseous implant or fixture, is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. Most implants connect with other components in order to function. A common component is an abutment which can provide the connection to a dental prosthesis.
DO I IN NEED A DENTAL IMPLANT?
We use an implant to retain facial prosthetics, artificial teeth or as an anchor point for orthodontics. When replacing missing teeth, a dental implant can assist a dental prosthesis. Modern dental implants make use of osseointegration, the biologic process where bone fuses tightly to the surface of specific materials such as some ceramics or titanium. Please contact us if you hesitate about the treatment. We would be glad to give you more information.