Dental implants replace the root of teeth inside the jawbone below the gumline. Once they have ‘knitted’ to the bone, they can be used for several applications.
The commonest use nowadays is to replace a single missing tooth called an “Implant retained crown.”
Implant retained crowns are standalone, non-removable replacements for natural teeth. They are perhaps more rigid than natural teeth, but are the closest to a natural tooth in terms of feel and look compared to other treatments.
When properly planned and executed, a dental implant will closely mimic the look of the natural tooth and emerge harmoniously from the gumline.