Dental implants are fixtures that are surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gums to attach artificial teeth to. Teeth attach to implants either by screw or magnet. The artificial teeth may be porcelain crowns, bridges or plastic (acrylic) dentures.2
There are usually five main steps.
2Dental implants are usually successful, but as it is a surgical procedure there may be risks that you should discuss with your dentist. Problems are rare, but include infection, nerve damage, sinus problems and injury to surrounding teeth or blood vessels (https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-implant).