A Dental Implant recreates the anatomy and function of a natural tooth. It typically features a post, which goes into the bone and acts as the root for the implant.
Implants can be used for many reasons:
- Supporting replacements, such as, bridges, crowns, etc.
- Fill in for a single missing tooth
- Stabilizing the jawbone
By anchoring the implant to the jaw, it integrates into the bones, and gives the jawbone a "purpose" and stimulus to prevent deterioration.
For more information regarding dental implants, reach out to Dr. Kenn Kakosian located conveniently in Manhattan!