For over 40 years Dental Professionals from around the world have placed Dental Implants in patients to restore their oral function. Dental Implants are made of surgical grade Titanium, and in most cases offer a permanent solution for one or more missing teeth.
A dental implant also is known as an endosseous implant or fixture. It is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.