What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone. They are small cylinders (3.75 mm diameter), most commonly made of titanium. The artificial teeth can be anchored to these new roots zero to four months after their placement, once the implants are fixed strongly to the bone.

Dental implants will improve your smile, speech and chewing function, greatly increasing your confidence. An advantage of dental implants is that there is no need to alter, trim or injure the neighboring teeth to replace the missing tooth.

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