Everyone wants the perfect smile these days which is why people are turning to dental implants. The great thing about them is that they've really improved over the last couple of decades which means they are just as good as the more commonly used type of dental surgeries such as crowns bridges.
When you have a dental implant you will find that there are two basic stages to this. There is a titanium artificial tooth that is inserted into your jaw bone in a surgical means. A dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon will do this for you. Just below the gum tissue you will find the top of the implant and it's exposed to the mouth by small holes that are put into the gums. A cap is then threaded onto the implant as this allows the gum tissue to not grow over the implant which is something you certainly want to avoid.