A dental implant is an artificial root that is inserted into the bone. Many people use the term “dental implant” to refer to the entire tooth, but this concept only refers to the part that is inserted into the bone. To receive implants, it is necessary to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the procedure.

The patient must also commit to maintaining these structures. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential for dental implants to be successful in the long term.