A dental implant is a fine titanium rod or screw that’s placed in your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure.
Dental implants integrate with the bone and serve a similar function to your missing tooth root. They also help stimulate new bone growth and prevent your jaw from shrinking.
Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth. Once the implant has fused with your jaw, it’s covered with a replacement crown or permanent denture that’s just like a natural tooth.
While dental implants are a more permanent alternative to removable dentures, not everyone is suitable. We may recommend a bone graft if your jaw is too small to support an implant.
Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your overall oral health, causing the teeth on either side to move out of alignment and become crooked. Dental implants are a permanent solution for filling gaps and restoring your natural smile.