Dental implants are a complete restoration of lost teeth from the root to the tip. This means that the artificial metal roots, which are called implants, are engrafted in the jawbone. The appearance of an implant is similar to that of a natural tooth.
The general term implantation denotes the introduction of non-biological origin materials into the organism in order to replace a lost organ and restore its function. In dentistry, metal (titanium or other) dental implants, installed in the missing teeth places. One-step implantation of teeth begins almost immediately after the implant placement, and two-stage procedure suggests delayed prosthetics.