Dental implants are artificial teeth with three parts; a titanium metal that fuses to the jawbone, an abutment, which fits over the part of the implant that sticks out from the gums and a crown for a natural appearance. Dental implants are long-term solutions for replacing missing teeth. They could be an alternative to bridges and dentures.
Having implants requires several steps, including a comprehensive exam, X-rays, and consultation, surgical implantation of the titanium screws, taking impressions of the upper and lower jaws, making a model for the creation of the dentures or crowns, placement of the crown and follow-up exams.
Dental implants are natural-looking, can provide support for dentures, and do not affect the teeth bordering them. After having them, it stays in and there is no need to remove it for cleaning. However regular brushing and flossing is required.