The dental implant is a system designed to replace the root ball and keep the artificial tooth in place. Usually it is threadably and is made of biocompatible materials that do not produce rejection reaction and allow binding to bone. The implant surface may have different textures and coatings, commonly used to increase adhesion to the bone (osseointegration if titanium and bio integration if it is a ceramic material).

When replacing missing teeth by implants greater amount of alveolar bone is preserved as this is reabsorbed by not receiving any stimulus.

- ISA PAVIA Odontology - Rosario - Argentina - 2016 -