Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium device that serves as the replacement for the natural root portion of a missing tooth. Titanium is used because of its strength and because it is a biocompatible material readily accepted by the body. It is the same material used in orthopedic implants. A dentist can place dental implants in either the upper or lower jaws, and because titanium has such high biocompatible properties, the living bone tissue in the jaw adheres to the implant surface itself, allowing the implant to become one with the bone. The jawbone believes the titanium implant is a true root and therefore fuses with it as if it were a natural tooth root. The results are the creation of the perfect anchor for a replacement tooth, or even a full set of replacement teeth. Implant teeth are strong, stable, pain-free, worry-free and permanent