An implant is a prosthetic device implanted into the bone beneath the gum tissue and serves as a base for a crown, bridge or denture, offering stability because it fuses to your bone. Implant retained restorations make talking, smiling and eating feel natural again. Implants are what makes a prosthesis stay in place.
The most widely used implants today are endosseous root-form implants made of titanium. This material is totally compatible with the human body and bone fuses to the implant surface, making it permanently attached to your jawbone.