A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth
roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically
placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth),
bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is
lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body.
We have a lot of information to share with you about this tooth-saving procedure, but here's the
main takeaway: Root canal treatment is nothing to fear. Really! The term "root canal" actually has two meanings. It is commonly used to describe a procedure for
treating inflammation or a bacterial infection deep inside a tooth, as in "you need a root canal." And it
is also the name of a part of the tooth itself: the narrow, hollow channel that runs from the tip of the
root to a central space in the centre of the tooth called the pulp chamber.