Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant
A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth by utilizing an artificial root. This artificial root is used to support a dental restoration, such as a crown, in order to prevent jaw bone loss or other dental health issues caused by a missing tooth or teeth. Categorized as a form of prosthetic dentistry, a dental implant can help to make someone feel less self-conscious. For this reason a dental implant is also considered a form of cosmetic dentistry.