Implants are devices that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. Implants feel more natural and secure than other methods of replacing missing teeth such as bridges or dentures. An implant is made of titanium (Titanium is a special material that the jawbone accepts as part of the body)
The area where an implant has to be placed is numbed by given local anaesthesia. Then under surgery an implant is placed in the jaw bone. Then a metal cylinder called an abutment eventually attached to it. The abutment serves as a base for a crown, denture or bridges. The whole process may takes place in an hour time.