Dental Implants

A dental implant is a permanent metal device designed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The implant is usually made of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing.

A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor an artificial tooth or teeth such as a crown, bridge or denture.  The implant itself is surgically placed by either a periodontist or an oral surgeon.  The crown, bridge or denture is completed by your general dentist after the area has healed.