implant crownA dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. The treatment can be less invasive than traditional bridgework since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they can prevent the bone loss and gum recession that may accompany bridgework and dentures. Dr. McCalley uses a guided surgical approach to placement of when placing the implant into the bone.