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What is a Dental Implant?

Losing one single tooth can cause a lot of problems in someone’s overall oral health. What often happens is that proximal teeth will move into the space of the missing tooth, causing misalignment. To prevent this from happening a dental implant is needed. Dental implants are anchors that support replacement teeth.

This easy procedure requires a titanium root to be planted into your jaw to replace the root of the lost tooth. Typically the anchor requires six weeks to six months of healing. Once healing occurs, a replacement tooth is anchored onto the implant.