An implant is a Titanium screw inserted into the jaw bone which will replace what the missing root of the tooth was doing before it was lost. This implant then will hold a crown on top of it which will replace that missing tooth structure which was lost.
The growth of this area of dentistry has been very rapid and the options now available for the replacement of missing teeth in areas of the mouth which before it was not possible through the use bone and soft tissue grafting.
Many patients cannot tolerate dentures in their mouth, some do not want to involve the teeth close to a gap in the design of a bridge, so this treatment option becomes the optimum.
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