A dental implant is a strong, metal post that replaces the roots of a tooth that is beyond repair. In the event that a tooth is missing already, for whatever reason, an implant can be placed to act as the root of a new, fabricated tooth. These fabricated teeth are called Dental Implant Restorations.
Not every patient is a candidate for a dental implant; however, if a patient is a candidate, it is a great solution and can help restore function to the affected area. Patients who receive a dental implant say that after everything has healed they can’t even tell it’s not their real tooth.