Missing Teeth - Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth or even a whole arch and are available at the Practice.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is typically a small screw shaped attachment usually made from titanium. It is inserted within the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root. Once osseointegration (when the bone attaches firmly to the implant) has occurred, a replacement tooth can be secured to the top of the implant. This new tooth can look, feel and perform just like a natural tooth. It is also possible to use multiple implants to support a denture or bridge.
What are the benefits of Implants?
Dental implants are the alternative to bridgework for permanently replacing missing teeth, eliminating the need to grind down healthy teeth.
Implant secured or stabilised replacement teeth are more comfortable than conventional dentures because there is no slipping or movement. This eliminates some of the key worries of dentures and improves self-confidence.
When teeth are missing the surrounding bone begins to shrink. Dental implants can help maintain the shape and structure of the jaw bone.