Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth and mimic a natural tooth root and crown in both function and appearance. The base of an implant is a titanium screw, which is positioned inside the jaw bone in the region of the missing tooth root. Once the implant foundation is in position, the surrounding bone begins to grow around it and will eventually bond to the implant. This provides a strong, stable foundation to which a crown or bridge can be attached to replace the missing tooth.
Your implant procedure generally requires just a small incision in the gum line to allow placement of the titanium implant. You should be completely comfortable during the procedure with the help of local anaesthetic and often will be able to return to your normal daily routine the following day.
Once your implant has bonded, we then construct your brand new tooth replacement and attach this to provide a sustainable chewing improvement and rejuvenation of your smile.
With dental implants you can once again achieve a beautiful, complete smile that is stable, functional and reliable.