A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually placed into your jaw. It is generally made of titanium since this is a tolerable material by the bone and body. The purpose of the dental implant is to provide a function to teeth, missing for various reasons, as well as to provide an aesthetic look. Thanks to the implant, the missing teeth are replaced and the teeth perform their normal function and they would look natural and beautiful.
In the current state of dentistry, the dental implants certainly constitute the best and natural dental treatment for replacing missing teeth.
While implants provide better speech and chewing function compared to traditional veneers and prostheses, they also provide a natural look to your face.
The advantage of implant treatment over other treatments is that it is possible to complete missing teeth without touching neighboring healthy teeth in the case of a defect in a single tooth or it is possible to use fixed prostheses instead of the movable prosthesis when multiple teeth require treatment. A dental implant is a more functional alternative treatment compared to veneer, bridges and palatal prostheses. In veneer and bridge treatment, other neighboring teeth are damaged since they are supported by other teeth.
Nevertheless, in case of a dental implant, the tooth root is directly applied to the jawbone and the treatment is performed without damaging other teeth.