A Dental Implant is an artificial tooth, which looks and works like the real thing. It can be used to restore your smile by permanently replacing one or more missing teeth. An artificial titanium root replaces the root of a missing tooth. Dental implants can also save healthy teeth by eliminating the need to grind down tooth tissue, required by traditional bridgework. They can improve your appearance and smile because when teeth are lost the jawbone shrinks, causing signs of ageing.
- We carry out a full assessment of your general health, how your teeth fit together, your oral health and the density of your jaw bone. If we discover you have insufficient bone volume, you may need a grafting procedure to allow for successful placement of the implants.
- If you are a suitable candidate, the titanium posts are surgically placed in the bone.
- Over a few months, the implants will bond with the bone as titanium is very well-tolerated by the body.
- Once settled in and fully healed, we can fit replacement teeth to the now firmly positioned implants.
You need to maintain good oral hygiene following treatment to ensure your implants remain trouble-free. If well looked after, with a regular brushing and flossing routine, they can last for over 15 years.