Dental implant is a surgical component that is placed inside the jaw bone to support a dental prosthetics such as a crown, bridge, or denture.
Dental implants are posts, or anchors, that are surgically implanted into the jawbone and fulfil the role that the root did in the original teeth. Once the dental implants are in place, false teeth are attached to them.
Dental implants provide an incredibly stable and strong base for false teeth which means they won’t wobble or shift in the mouth, providing the most natural feel possible. The caveat to this is that the cost of dental implants is quite high and insurance companies may not provide cover for this. They also require the jawbone and gums to be in good enough condition for the implants to fuse to.
The dental implant procedure can be time consuming depending on the amount of implants and preparatory work that’s required. In the majority of cases, the process is carried out under local anesthetic.