A dental implant is a restoration process that replaces a missing tooth. As dentistry continues to advance, implants have become the standard of care over other restoration options and provides an opportunity to replace a missing tooth without damaging surrounding teeth.
The dental implant itself is a titanium piece that is placed in the jaw bone to mimic the tooth root. After an implant integrates into the surrounding bone, it can be restored with a crown. The dental crown can be made from a variety of materials but most often is made with some type of porcelain for maximum esthetics.