Dental Implants replace your missing teeth
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screwlike posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime with correct maintenance.
Dental Implants are the new standard of care for tooth replacement. Dental Implants are made with titanium and are highly biocompatible which allows the implant to bond with healthy bone. This is called osseointegration and is achieved in 95-98% of cases.
This process of osseointegration takes about 3 months at which time they are ready to be used to provide permanent support for dental crowns, bridges and dentures.
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Advantages of Implants
- A dental implant is a stand alone fixed tooth replacement which is independent of the teeth either side,
- No grinding down of otherwise heathy neighbouring teeth which increases the risk of future tooth failure,
- Maintains the bone,
- Maintains tooth and mouth functionality,
- With immediate implants, we can take a tooth and replace it all on the same day. Walk in with a tooth and walk out with an implant supported temporary prosthesis.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium roots that are implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they provide a solid foundation to have a crown placed on the implant.
The replacement teeth will be made to match your natural teeth which will give your implants the appearance that they are your teeth, it would be very hard for anyone to ever notice your dental implants.
However, dental implants aren’t the right option for everyone.
Are Implants Right For Me?
The best answer to whether you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant can be determined after an initial consultation with your dentist. During the initial consultation, your dentist will take x-rays of the specific area of your mouth that requires the implant to determine if the bone in the region is strong enough to support the implant and if there is enough room to place it.
Your dentist will also review your medical history during the initial consultation to ensure that you are physically capable of handling the surgical procedure and are not allergic to any medications.
After the initial consultation, if you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant, your dentist will discuss the cost and schedule a surgery date with you.