Dental implants are considered to be the most significant development in modern dentistry.
They have revolutionised the way dentists can treat tooth loss – as they have the ability to integrate fully into the jawbone, creating a permanent, solid foundation for prosthetic teeth.
Why replace missing teeth?
Apart from aesthetic reasons, it is paramount to replace missing teeth before their absence causes:
- Degeneration of jawbone density
- Gum problems
- Existing teeth to migrate
The benefits of dental implants…
Dental Implants mimic the performance of natural teeth better than any other treatment. Implants can dramatically improve the patient’s ability to eat and speak, and retain the integrity of the entire jawbone and surrounding teeth. Best of all, dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss.
How Dental Implants Work
Titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone in the exact position where teeth are missing. Over time the bone integrates with the implant, creating a solid, permanent foundation. This process is known as osseointegration. Abutment posts or connectors are then attached to these implants, which emerge from the gum tissue and create a support for prosthetic teeth.
The Procedure- Co-ordinated with an accredited Implant surgeon
- Titanium implants are surgically placed into the jawbone by the surgeon, and then left for approximately three months to allow the bone to fuse to the implant.
- Once the implants are integrated into the jaw bone, the surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a tiny healing collar. The dentist will then take an impression. Following this, abutment posts are attached to these implants.
- Replacement teeth can now be attached to these abutment posts, providing a strong permanent prosthetic tooth that performs like natural teeth.