Implants are what we call a “fixed” or non-removable option to replace a single missing tooth, or multiple teeth.
The implant itself is a bio-compatible titanium artificial tooth root that is placed in the bone with the aid of precise digital 3-D imaging.
The implant is covered and protected in the mouth and will heal and integrate into the jaw for 3-6 months, depending on how fast your body heals.
After the healing, impressions of the mouth are taken, and a replica of the implant placement is reproduced in a model that the dental lab will use to make a dental crown that will be the final attachment to replace the missing tooth.
It functions as a natural tooth, and does not need to be removed to be cleaned.