A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line, which allows the dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area, without damaging the adjacent teeth.
Single implants are used to replace a single missing tooth.
Multiple implants are used to replace 2 or more missing teeth.
Due to advancements in technologies, implants can now also be placed immediately following tooth extraction. These are called ‘Immediate implants’. In certain cases, if the implants are stable after being placed, they can be restored with a temporary crown immediately. This is called ‘Immediate loading’.