Dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth.
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and is commonly screw or cylinder-shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often, the implant can be placed on the same day as tooth removal.
An implant with a screw thread on its outer surface can be screwed into position. If it does not, it is usually tapped into place. The main aim during implant placement is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, steadily enhanced by further bone growth into microscopic roughness on the implant surface over time.
To support replacement teeth, dental implants usually have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows various components to be fitted. These provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges, or dentures.