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What is a Dental Implant?

Many patients ask me what exactly is a dental implant. A dental implant is comprised of a titanium fixture that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. This titanium fixture is used to replace the root of the tooth and is the “post” that will support a crown.

Once the bone fuses to the titanium structure we can affix a crown to the implant. It is important to note that it will take month for the jawbone to heal and fuse to the titanium post. A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth.