Dental Implants are titanium screws placed into the maxilla or mandible. Not only can implants be used as anchors to replace single teeth or a span of teeth, implants can also be used to support dentures or replace an entire set of teeth.
Implants work by a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is the formation of a direct functional connection between bone and the dental implant. The process occurs over several months after an implant has been placed. Essentially, the implant fuses with the bone, providing a strong foundation for a restoration or prosthesis to attach to.