A dental implant is effectively an ‘anchor’ made of titanium that is placed in your bone, similar to the way your natural tooth root sits in your jaw. This allows an artificial crown or ‘cap’ to be placed on top of this anchor. Sometimes, implants can also be used to stabilise loose dentures.
Dental implants help restore the ability to chew food, are firmly secured in the jaws, are more comfortable and do not have to be taken out compared to dentures also prevent one loss in the jaw. They are essentially cared for, and function like, your own natural teeth.