A dental implant is the most natural appearing and functional alternative to replacing a missing tooth. It is an artificial tooth root made from medical grade titanium that is surgically placed under the gum line, allowing it to bond naturally into the jawbone.
This screw acts as an abutment (support) for a crown or bridge to be placed on it and functions and appears as a natural tooth.
PREVENT FURTHER TOOTH AND BONE LOSS
It is important to replace a missing tooth to prevent deterioration of the bone, which can lead to shifts of the teeth and structural changes as well as the loss of function.