Dental implants are inserted into the bone that comprises the jaw. Once an implant has been placed, osteoblasts and connective tissue in the jaw secure it firmly in place. This, more or less, makes dental implants permanent. However, if an implant needs to be removed, it can be extracted similarly to a tooth.
Dental implants serve as a base for dental restorations such as porcelain crowns, implant supported dentures, or a dental bridge. Implants also act as a replacement tooth root, allowing them to help prevent...Read More