Dental implant - Definition

July 2017


Definition


A dental implant is an artificial root that is implanted directly into the jaw bone. Typically used to replace an extracted tooth or one that was decayed and the root extracted, this implant is topped with a prosthesis, a crown, that imitates a new tooth and enables the chewing mechanism. Dental implants are composed of a conical or straight screw, and can measure between 10 and 15mm in length and 3 and 5mm in width. These implants are made of titanium.

Related

Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
This document, titled "Dental implant - Definition," is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).