A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that simulates a tooth root and is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. A dental implant specialist in Sioux Falls, SD makes sure that these tooth replacements are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed.
Made of titanium – a lightweight, strong, and biocompatible metal – this material is not rejected by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost one or more teeth because of infection, injury, periodontal disease or some other reason. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. A dental implant specialist generally uses this as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures. See what our patients have to say!