A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that can be surgically placed in your jaw to serve as an anchor for a crown, dental bridge or dentures. It’s typically made of titanium and lasts a lifetime.
A dental implant can be used to restore your smile if you’ve lost your teeth. This prosthesis can also be used to replace a severely damaged or painful tooth. Your dental implant will support an artificial tooth that’s custom-made to match the size, shape and colour of your natural teeth. It will give you a healthy-looking smile and no one will notice that you have the implant.
Additionally, a dental implant can make it easier to eat and speak, especially if you were missing several teeth. This prosthesis is also more durable, comfortable and convenient than other tooth replacement solutions.