A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to dental decay, gum disease or an injury. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and bio-compatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body.
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health with adequate bone. However in situations where there is bone loss due to old age or trauma, artificial bone can be placed to augment the existing bone prior to or along with the implant placement.