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In dentistry, what does "implant" mean?

26 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marvin Brody
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth replacement

An implant is an artificial means usually a metal rod or screw that is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth.
It acts as a "root" so that your dentist can then build upon it to place a post in the implant and then a crown on top of that which completes the replacement of your missing dentition.

In brief: Tooth replacement

An implant is an artificial means usually a metal rod or screw that is placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth.
It acts as a "root" so that your dentist can then build upon it to place a post in the implant and then a crown on top of that which completes the replacement of your missing dentition.
Dr. Marvin Brody
Dr. Marvin Brody
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Dental Implant

In short - A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.

In brief: Dental Implant

In short - A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.
Dr. Robert Goldenberg
Dr. Robert Goldenberg
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: An artificial root

About forty years ago dentists started searching for a material compatible with the jawbones.
Today lost teeth can be replaced by surgically placing an implant and building a crown (dental cap) over it. Implants can last 20 years or more and are vastly superior to removable dentures. Hope this answers your questions.

In brief: An artificial root

About forty years ago dentists started searching for a material compatible with the jawbones.
Today lost teeth can be replaced by surgically placing an implant and building a crown (dental cap) over it. Implants can last 20 years or more and are vastly superior to removable dentures. Hope this answers your questions.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Dr. Robert Douglas
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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Implantation

A dental implant is actually surgically 'implanted' in a patient's jaw.
This is now acting like a tooth root. Either immediately, or soon thereafter, the implant crown will be placed on the implant and it will look and feel like you have a brand new tooth!

In brief: Implantation

A dental implant is actually surgically 'implanted' in a patient's jaw.
This is now acting like a tooth root. Either immediately, or soon thereafter, the implant crown will be placed on the implant and it will look and feel like you have a brand new tooth!
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dr. Brian Hoffman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Root Form

Basically, a dental "implant" is a root form that is placed into the bone and will represent a missing tooth in regards to support for either a fixed or removable prosthesis.

In brief: Root Form

Basically, a dental "implant" is a root form that is placed into the bone and will represent a missing tooth in regards to support for either a fixed or removable prosthesis.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Lokesh Rao
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Implant

A dental implant is a man-made root that is inserted in the bone of the lower or upper jaw to help fixate a crown on a previously lost or missing tooth.

In brief: Implant

A dental implant is a man-made root that is inserted in the bone of the lower or upper jaw to help fixate a crown on a previously lost or missing tooth.
Dr. Lokesh Rao
Dr. Lokesh Rao
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Into Bone

An implant is a bio-compatible material that can be placed into the jaw bone that can support a false tooth placed on it.

In brief: Into Bone

An implant is a bio-compatible material that can be placed into the jaw bone that can support a false tooth placed on it.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dental implant

A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth/teeth.
It is a replacement for the root of a tooth. Once the bone has grown around the implant, a connecting piece ( abutment) is attached to it and then a crown or denture can be affixed to it.

In brief: Dental implant

A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth/teeth.
It is a replacement for the root of a tooth. Once the bone has grown around the implant, a connecting piece ( abutment) is attached to it and then a crown or denture can be affixed to it.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Artificial Tooth

A dental implant is an artificial tooth (root) that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement for a missing tooth.
Dental implants may be a great option for people with missing teeth.

In brief: Artificial Tooth

A dental implant is an artificial tooth (root) that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement for a missing tooth.
Dental implants may be a great option for people with missing teeth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry

In brief: New Tooth Root

A dental implant is a replacement tooth root for a missing tooth.
Basically, it's an artificial root, onto which a new tooth can be permanently attached. It's a great option if you're missing one or more teeth. In most cases, it's straightforward and very predictable. However, sometimes it requires a bit more preparation and work. Dental implants can have great strength, function, and beauty.

In brief: New Tooth Root

A dental implant is a replacement tooth root for a missing tooth.
Basically, it's an artificial root, onto which a new tooth can be permanently attached. It's a great option if you're missing one or more teeth. In most cases, it's straightforward and very predictable. However, sometimes it requires a bit more preparation and work. Dental implants can have great strength, function, and beauty.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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