Dental implants are a restorative dentistry tool that can be used to replace teeth for patients who have suffered a devastating tooth loss. A dental implant uses a synthetic tooth root made from a special titanium alloy that can fuse directly with the bone. When combined with a porcelain crown, a dental implant can make a perfect artificial tooth that looks and feels completely natural.
When you lose a tooth, the bone underneath the gumline can start to deteriorate. Other restorative dentistry procedures that replace missing teeth only replace the surface portion and won’t stop this deterioration. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that replaces both the tooth root and the surface portion.