Dental implants are artificial tooth roots inserted into the jawbone. Teeth implants are used as a foundation to hold a prosthetic tooth in place. In this way, they function in a similar way to natural tooth roots. The result is artificial teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
Three different components make up the whole dental implant fixture: the implant which is placed in the jaw and acts as an artificial root, the crown which looks and functions like a natural tooth and the abutment which connects the two.