What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. There are several types of dental implants, however, the most widely accepted and successful implant today is the osseointegrated implant, based on the discovery by Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark that titanium can be successfully fused into bone . This forms a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant. A variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported denture.

In recent years, dental implants have become very popular as an alternative to traditional implants and bridges. With a success rate of over 95%, dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing your missing teeth.

Here is how we place implants at Los Angeles Dental

Steps in Implant placement

Steps in Dental Implant placement