What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small metal cylinder that’s surgically implanted in the bone of the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. A crown can then be attached to the implant with a screw, or the crown may be directly cemented onto an extension that is threaded into the implant.
An implant doesn’t involve grinding or reduction of the adjacent teeth. It looks natural and helps to reduce the bone and ridge loss that often occurs after a tooth has been removed.