All You Need To Know About Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted in the jawbone. Once it is healed, it acts as an artificial tooth root. Dental implants are small posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are small posts made of titanium and are surgically implanted in the jawbone. Once your jawbone heals, it fuses to the implant. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of them.

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth. Once in place, a replacement tooth will be attached to the implant. Many patients prefer dental implants because they look and feel more like natural teeth than other kinds of restorations. The implant acts as an artificial tooth root and prevents bone loss in the jaw that can occur when a tooth is missing. By preventing this deterioration, implants promote oral and overall health.

Dental implants are durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean. Patients enjoy an improved quality of life after getting implants—they can eat their favorite foods and brush their teeth as usual.


After an initial examination to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, your dentist will create a treatment plan. Implants typically involve two surgical procedures spaced several months apart. In the first surgery, the post is implanted into the jawbone to take the place of the missing roots. During this time, the implant will fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. In the second surgery, a post is attached to the implant, and then a crown is placed over the top to complete the restoration. Although there may be some discomfort during recovery, most patients report very little pain throughout treatment.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth and can completely restore your smile’s appearance.
  • Dental implants are permanent and look completely natural, so you don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place like dentures can.
  • Unlike bridges or dentures, which often require special cleaning, caring for your dental implants is as easy as brushing your teeth.
  • Implants can replace one tooth up to an entire mouthful of missing teeth, depending on your needs.
  • Dental implants help stimulate bone growth and prevent jawbone deterioration, so they protect your remaining natural teeth.
  • If you have gaps in your smile because of tooth loss, this can cause a speech impediment or other problems. With implants, you can speak more easily and feel more confident about your appearance.

To learn more about dental Implants, contact our office today.