Dental implant placement is a sophisticated and innovative dental procedure used to replace missing teeth with permanent, natural-looking prosthetics. It involves a multi-step process where a titanium post, designed to mimic a tooth root, is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gumline. Over time, the implant fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration, providing a secure foundation.
After the healing period, an abutment is attached to the implant, serving as a connector between the implant and the artificial tooth. Finally, a custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture is securely affixed to the abutment, completing the restoration. This comprehensive approach offers stability, functionality, and aesthetics comparable to natural teeth.