A dental implant is a "root" device, normally made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
- Improved appearance
- Improved comfort
- Easier eating
- Improved self-esteem and oral health
Patients who have received dental implants say that there is little discomfort and report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.