A popular treatment for missing teeth, dental implants are made of medical-grade titanium posts and surgically implanted into the jaw bone. They are permanent replacement teeth that do not shift and can be brushed and flossed like regular teeth.
Dental implantation requires healthy bone for supporting the implant. Dental implants also prevent bone loss which is seen as the most common side-effect of tooth loss.
The implant procedure has two parts: the titanium post implanted into the jaw bone and the crown that replaces the missing tooth.