A dental implant is a root form metal (titanium) device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Unlike a dental bridge, an implant is permanent.
A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor an artificial tooth or teeth such as a crown, bridge or removable prosthesis.
- Attractive appearance
- Full chewing function
- Prevents bone loss
The state of the art technique to replace a single tooth involves the use of a titanium dental implant. Dr. Alvarez places the implant into a hole that is drilled into the bone where the tooth should be. The bone knits to the implant and supports a crown that will look and feels just like the missing tooth. Replacing a tooth with a dental implant is usually very predictable and long lasting. This may be the most expensive way to replace a missing tooth. This is the replacement technique with the highest level of comfort and satisfaction.