Dental implants are prosthetic screws that can be placed into your jaw, an artificial tooth or crown can be attached to the implant to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants can also be used as anchors to support a partial of full denture for added stability. Dental implants are made from safe and tested materials such as titanium.
In many cases, dental implants are the closest thing to a real tooth and can act, look and feel like the most natural tooth replacement. If you have a missing tooth or teeth and are thinking of replacement options, a dental implant may be the right solution for you. A thorough dental examination and x-rays are required to determine if you will be suitable for implants. Your dentist will analyse your overall health condition, your oral health including your gums and the quantity of bone in your jaws. In cases where there is not enough space or more bone is needed to hold the implant, your dentist or specialist may need to do a bone grafting procedure before or during implant placement.
Dental implants can last for decades when properly maintained by you and your dentist. Dental implants, like real teeth will require care and cleaning from you at home as well as regular checks by your dentist. Our friendly dentists will explain everything you need to know about your dental implants and you will be shown how to maintain and clean the implant to keep it healthy and long-lasting.
If you’re interested in getting a dental implant for your missing teeth ask one of our friendly dentists today!