Losing a tooth or two can prove highly disadvantageous, both in terms of facial aesthetics and functionality of the mouth. The way the patient talks, bites and chews food, etc. will alter a lot and they would be left feeling uncomfortable pretty often. This is why dentists give a lot of importance to replacing missing teeth.
When it comes to restoring extracted teeth, dental implants are considered as the best option, by dentists from all around the world. Implants offer superior properties both in terms of aesthetics as well as functionality. This is what puts them ahead of their obvious alternatives such as bridges, dentures, etc.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth replacement appliance that is composed of a titanium root and a visible ceramic tooth structure. The titanium root has grooves on its surface that allow it to be screwed in place and stay firmly in position. The visible crown looks exactly like a tooth. It is most often made from ceramic, which allows it to be shaped into any contour required and matched exactly with the shade of the remaining teeth. This way, dental implants provide the required stability as well as the perfect aesthetics.