What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a dental prosthetic designed to replace missing teeth. It's a tiny fixture or post made of titanium that's surgically placed into the jawbone.
What's an abutment?
The abutment is the connector that attaches the dental implant to the artificial tooth after the implant and bone have fused together.
What are metal-free implants?
This term is not accurate since all dental implants are made of titanium, which is the most suitable material for the body. Titanium is also used for knee or shoulder replacements, and there is currently no scientifically proven substitute for titanium in dental implants.
Can dental implants be removed?
No, dental implants cannot be removed once they have fused with the jawbone. They offer a stable and permanent replacement for natural teeth.