A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that a periodontist sets into the jaw to hold a bridge or a replacement tooth. A cylindrical and/or tapered post, it is usually made of titanium.
Dental implants are a positive solution for people with good oral health and have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or another reason. While high-tech, dental implants are more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, as they do not depend on adjoining teeth for support.
Tooth implants are natural-looking and feeling, and with proper patient care, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies show improving success rates for implants.