What is an implant and should I get one?

An implant is a titanium screw that is screwed into the jawbone.  Over a few months, the implant actually integrates into the body and becomes part of the jawbone which makes it very stable.  Once the actual implant is integrated, different pieces can be placed onto the top of the implant.  This allows the implant to either act as a tooth or act as an anchor for a removable appliance like a denture or partial.  

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