Dental Implant is a surgical procedure where roots of tooth are replaced with metal, screw like posts which replaces the missing tooth roots and artificial teeth are placed on it so that it looks and functions like real one's.
It is a advanced technique and alternative to dentures or crown, bridges. Crown and bridgework is placed on roots of natural teeth whereas the implants are alternative to the roots of natural teeth.
Dental implant surgery depends mainly upon condition of jaw bone, location of missing teeth and type of implant. it involves various procedures which includes time and finances but it is solid support to artificial teeth as implant gets fixed in jaw and bone heals tightly around the implant.
The total procedure time for dental implants varies from 2 months to 8 months varying upon the need for bone grafting.