A dental implant involves the placement of an artificial tooth root into your mouth. A cylindrical or tapered post made up of titanium is used for this purpose and is placed in the jawbone. It is safely bonded with the natural bone, so that it looks like a natural tooth. When it comes to the safety of this treatment, it is absolutely safe and has been in use since decades. In fact, a dental implant is considered the most ideal device to back the replacement teeth.
After the implant has been fixed firmly to the natural bone, a device called abutment, which serves as the connector is fixed. The abutment is placed on the top of the implant to link the dental implant and replacement tooth. At the end, the expert then attaches the individual tooth or a complete set of dentures to the connector. The entire process can be a bit painful but is going to offer you a healthy and a better life. As far as the success rate of this treatment is concerned, it depends upon the exact place where the implant is placed. Rest, it has proved to be successful in 95% of the cases.