A dental implant is made of 99.99% Commercially Pure Titanium. This titanium is treated on the surface to produce a texture that becomes a part of your bone structure. This allows the titanium implant fixture to become a rigid, stable structure to attach teeth to. These anchors either will support teeth, bridges, or dentures.
Once the implant body heals after surgical placement (usually 2 to 3 months in the lower jaw, or 4 to 6 months in the upper jaw) impressions or molds will be made of the implant and nearby teeth. These molds will then be used to custom fabricate prosthetic teeth for you. These teeth will look and feel like natural teeth, you will forget that you have a prosthetic tooth. Studies have shown that once integrated an implant will last many, many years!