Dental implants have become an increasingly popular way of replacing missing teeth.

The implant can be the solution to one lost tooth, several, or all teeth.

A dental implant is typically a small titanium screw that is inserted within the jaw bone to take the place of a missing tooth root. Osseo-integration occurs when the bone ‘fuses’ with the implant. Replacement teeth can then be fixed to the top of the implant.

What Can Dental Implants do for You?

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting neighbouring healthy teeth.
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Ask your dentist how dental implants can work for you.

  • Implant placement - a relatively simple minor surgical procedure is performed under sterile conditions using local anaesthesia.
  • Integration period- it is more usual that a period of three months or more is allowed for the implant to fully integrate before loading. A denture or adhesive bridge can be worn during this healing phase.
  • The restorative phase– after a suitable ‘integration period’ the implants may be uncovered and can be brought into function with a variety of restorations.
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