Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Implants arose from the patient’s need to secure loose-fitting dentures.
The root implant is very effective because it mirrors the size & shape of a patient’s natural tooth. This implant is stronger than the patient’s original tooth.
The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, then allowed to heal & integrate with the bone.
Once the healing process is completed and the jawbone is attached to the dental implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth.
Today, dental implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including: