Oral Implantology

dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biological process called ossointegration, in which materials such as titanium  form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed so that likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegrate before either the dental prosthetic is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.