An implant is a device that is screwed into bone to replace a missing tooth.

Implant Structure

An implant is a metal screw that is inserted into bone.

Crown Attached to Implant

Once the implant is healed and integrated with bone, the crown will be attached to the implant to replace the visible tooth.

Additional Angle


Crown and implant in place.

Once in place, the implant provides an esthetic replacement for the missing tooth.

Diagram and terminology.

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