It is a substitute for the root of a tooth and is generally shaped as a screw or cylinder. A successful implant provides a stable and rigid structure for retention or support of a bridge, denture or a maxillofacial prosthesis.
Placed properly, implants have a high success rate and have high patient satisfaction with their use. They have to be placed with dentist who have acquired further competencies. The planning process for placement of implants is highly crucial and needs to be comprehensive for a successful outcome.