A dental implant is a structure that replaces the root of a missing natural tooth. It consists of a small titanium screw that is placed directly into the bone where the tooth is missing.
Dental implant restorations
Based on your oral health, different types of dental restorations can be attached to implants, such as crowns, bridges and full acrylic dentures.
Bone grafting and sinus lift
When you have lost teeth over the years, the jawbone gradually resorbs as it is no longer stimulated by the teeth. Therefore, the bone mass may not be thick enough to accommodate a dental implant. This is when a bone graft is performed.