A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth.The tooth could have been lost due to injury or accident, or it could be so badly decayed that it cannot be saved. The implant is the anchoring portion of the prosthetic. Shaped like a screw, the implant is made of titanium and screws down into the bone in the socket formerly occupied by the root of a tooth. The bone then naturally grows around the implant, making it a part of the jaw.
Once this process is complete, a post is placed into the implant and an artificial tooth is secured on top. Dental implants behave like a natural tooth. Contact Pride Dental for a consultation to see if dental implants are the right tooth replacement solution for you.