A dental implant is an artificial root made of a biocompatible material used for replacing lost teeth for cosmetic or practical reasons or in order to carry previously planned dental work. The material of dental implants is usually clean, unalloyed titanium. Even in case of metal allergies, one doesn’t have to worry as titanium is hypoallergenic and fully accepted by the human body.
A dental implant is needed to replace missing teeth, for cosmetic or practical reasons (so the patient can chew properly or because there aren’t sufficient amount of teeth present to carry a bridge when a full restoration is needed). With a dental implant, we can achieve a fixed solution without damaging the healthy neighbouring teeth in order to put a bridge over a gap.