Dental implants are titanium posts that act just like your natural tooth roots. After a dentist places them in the jawbone, they begin to fuse with the surrounding tissue. This process (called osseointegration) creates a healthy, stable foundation for the long-term success of a patient's implants and restorations. Once osseointegration is complete, one of our doctors will attach an abutment to the top of the post. The abutment will connect to your final restoration—a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture.
Dentists have used dental implants for several decades, and in that time they have shown impressive success rates. According to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, these devices have shown a 95 percent success rate. Because they are such a reliable, permanent solution for tooth loss, over 5 million implants are placed every year in the United States alone.