Dental implants are titanium anchors which are surgically placed into your jaw-bone . They replace the natural root portion of your tooth. The dental implant is left in-situ for several weeks to allow integration between the implant and the adjacent bone (known as osseo-integration).
We feel that this is best carried out by a specialist, so we partner with a few key specialists for this portion of your treatment.
Once this process is complete, the dental implants are restored with a dental crown or dental bridge on top. In cases where all or most of the teeth are missing in the upper/lower arch, several dental implants can be placed, and an implant-supported denture can be made.
As this portion of the treatment is similar to routine crown and bridge treatments, your normal dentist will happily restore the implant at the practice.
- They look, feel and function like natural teeth
- The adjacent teeth are not prepared/traumatised in any way when implants are placed.
- Implants are easier to clean (they are cleaned like natural teeth) hence it is easier to maintain a good standard of oral hygiene.
- Implants preserve bone, so the facial structures are prevented from collapsing and deteriorating- thereby preventing an ‘ageing’ appearance
Ultimately, implants feel so natural once placed, that any loss of self-esteem or self-confidence resulting from tooth loss, is completely restored.