Things to Know About Dental Implants

What is Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a structure that replaces a missing tooth. With screw devices, the surgeon inserts an implant into the jawbone and serves as an anchor for an artificial tooth, called a crown.

A device called an abutment connects the artificial tooth to the dental implant.

The crown is custom made to fit the person's mouth and match the color of their teeth. Crowns look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Implants have several advantages over dentures, which are removable artificial teeth. Position:

  • They are more natural and comfortable

  • Have a higher success rate

  • Improve chewing function

  • Reduce the risk of cavities developing in neighboring teeth

  • Lead to better bone retention in the position of the missing tooth

  • Cause a decrease in the sensitivity of neighboring teeth

  • There is no need to take it out and clean it every night

However, dental implants are not suitable for everyone. Implant devices need to be attached to the jawbone, so a person's bones must be healthy before they can undergo implant surgery.


There are two types of dental implants: endosseous and subperiosteal.

Endosseous implants are the most common type. A surgeon inserts them into the jawbone and each can contain one or more artificial teeth.