What Is a Dental Implant?
As dental implant is a titanium device that attaches to the bone through a process call osseointegration and is used to replace one or more teeth. The implant itself is a post that is surgically placed in the jaw. A prosthesis (artificial tooth or teeth) is then attached to the post with a screw. In some cases, Dr. Huff may refer to specialists like oral surgeons or periodontists the surgical phase of placing the implants, depending on the situation and for specific diagnostic imaging like cone beam CT scans that may be needed to determine proper placement.
What are Dental Implants Used For?
In the two pictures below, Dental Implants are used to replace front teeth and to match existing teeth..