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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are our closest artificial replacement for natural tooth roots. They are made of the metal titanium and have a screw shape and specially treated surface. The screw shape allows them to be placed into the jaw bone and the screw thread gives them an initial stability at the time of surgery. Over the next weeks and months the bone of the jaw forms an intimate bond with the implant which secures the implant in place. This is called osseointegration and is the basis of all dental implant surgery. Once integrated the implant can then form a stable and long-lasting foundation for the restoration of missing teeth in a variety of ways.