When a person has a missing teeth, dental implants are the best solution. Dental implants are a better alternative to bridges, partials, and dentures because implants look, feel, and function just like real teeth. Implants provide excellent aesthetic results and can improve a patient’s appearance. Other advantages of dental implants is that the procedure can stop further bone deterioration, and allow the patient to have functioning teeth.
The implant body (or the screw) is made from titanium, which is currently the only material that the human body will not reject as a foreign body. The implant body is inserted into the jawbone to provide the foundation for the implant. Once the implant body has fused with bone, a crown is mounted onto the titanium to allow the patient to have fully functioning tooth. With proper care and maintenance, an implant can be a permanent solution for missing teeth.