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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. They are designed to replace missing teeth providing a natural appearance of teeth.

They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible. After a short period of time, the implant fuses with the bone, providing a stable support for the artificial teeth that are placed on these implants. After placement in the maxilla or jaw, they are used to support the new artificial teeth that will be attached to them once they are osseointegrated.

Each implant, as we have already commented, is the artificial root on which the Crown or denture will be seated and in it we can distinguish, similar to the natural tooth.

How is the implant attached to the bone?

Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone, called osseointegration (“osseo” – bone; “integration” – fusion or joining with), is the biological basis of dental implant success.

When this occurs, the implant is firmly attacched to the bone and we can place a ceramic tooth that attaches to the abutment which provides a natural appearance. Osseointegration is very stable over time, so that treatments offer in most cases satisfactory results that are enjoyed for a long time.

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