"Dr. Hiers, what are dental implants?"
A dental implant is a titanium metal replacement for a root of a tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone.
As the body heals for approximately two to six months after the surgery, the bone around the implant fuses to the implant through a process called osseointegration.
After the healing phase is complete, the implants are used to anchor crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Dental implants are the most natural replacement for a missing tooth. For more information call us at (410) 205-4757.