What Are Dental Implants?

Since some people may be unfamiliar with what dental implants are, it’s best that we provide a general breakdown of the dental implant procedure, what dental implants can do, what the advantages of dental implants are, and the financial concerns that patients may have about implant dentistry.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to support dental restorations. A common misconception is that the dental implants are the artificial teeth themselves, though this is not the case. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you should consider getting dental implants. Dental implants will provide much more stability and security for dental restorations such as dentures, dental bridges, and dental crowns. The dental implants are generally made of titanium so that they can properly fuse with human tissues without complications. Dental implants were first used in professional dentistry in the 1950s, with many advances in techniques and effectiveness occurring in the decades since.