A dental implant is a strong post made of a biocompatible material, which is gently placed into the jawbone to take the place of a missing or damaged tooth root. The implant may have the shape of a screw or cylinder. After a quick healing period of two to six months (depending on bone quality), the bone “Spot- welds” to the implant by a process known as Osseointegration. This unique healing process creates a strong bone to implant bond resulting in a stable non- movable artificial root substitute. A replacement tooth can then be attached to the top of the implant. Dental implant’s have a proven track record of success providing functional tooth anchored teeth in human jaws over 30 years.

Straumann Implant in jawbone with substructure and crown connection: