What Is the Anatomy of a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are made up of a root and an artificial tooth. The “root” is a titanium peg inserted into the jaw bone to mimic a tooth’s natural root. The implant is then topped with an artificial tooth similar to a dental crown.
Your dentist will assess your overall oral health to determine if implants are a good option. If you need a bone graft to build up your jawbone and support an implant, your dentist may refer you to a specialist to ensure this procedure is right for you.