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What are dental implants?

In general, a dental implant is just a part of an artificial tooth. Dental implants are the roots of artificial teeth that are used to replace teeth that are missing. When a person has lost teeth, dental implant therapy is usually an option.

In a nutshell, this is how it works: The implant is placed in the jaw and then an abutment is added. The abutment makes it possible to connect the artificial tooth or crown to the implant.  Once the crown is attached to the abutment, the implant therapy process is complete.