A dental implant is a ‘screw like’ fixture that is placed into the jawbone and acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. The implant is typically made of titanium and is designed to fuse with the jawbone over time, providing a strong and stable base for a replacement tooth or crown. Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, a dental crown (tooth) is attached to the top of the implant, completing the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, as well as a full set of teeth on implants. They are a popular alternative to dentures and bridges.

Dental Implant diagram

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