What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are replacement teeth designed to look like real teeth. The first step to a dental implant is a metal post that’s surgically embedded into the jawbone. This post is crafted from titanium for strength and durability. The second part is the porcelain tooth or teeth. The goal of a dental implant is to replace a missing or damaged tooth with a tooth or teeth that look natural.

During a dental implant procedure, a skilled oral surgeon or dentist surgically implants the titanium post. It takes up to six months for the jawbone to fuse to this post. Once the post or posts bonds with the bone, the crown, bridge, or set of dentures affixes to the post or posts to provide a natural looking tooth or set of teeth.

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