When a tooth must be extracted it is recommended that it be replaced to maintain the integrity of the remaining dentition.
An implant is a root formed bone anchorage which is made of surgical grade titanium. It is inserted into the jaw bone. Once healed, it will be fused to the bone (osteointegrated), hence providing anchorage and support for the replacement dentition (fixed crowns or bridges). It is possible to replace single or multiple missing teeth, thereby enhancing the smile and chewing capacity.