Despite all the advances in oral and dental health, many people suffer from tooth decay, mostly due to tooth decay, periodental disease or injury. For many years, bridges and dentures were the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth. However, today a brand new, more reliable, more aesthetic and more permanent method is available.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable artificial teeth made to fit your natural teeth. In other words, a dental implant is an artificial "root" that is artificially inserted into your mouth to support dental prostheses, such as dentures or bridges. They are screws made of tissue-friendly titanium and placed in the jawbone, which serves as a root for the missing tooth.