TO Permanently replace single or Multiple missing teeth
The Dental Implant is a small titanium screw, placed into the jawbone to create a permanent new root. A natural tooth coloured crown is then placed over the Dental Implant.
Dental Implants are an ideal solution for replacing Missing Teeth, Bridges or Dentures and are the next best thing to natural teeth. They are a safe alternative treatment to the existing bridge or denture
Missing teeth can often be replaced by Titanium implants which act like roots of teeth. After they have been fitted and have healed in place, dentures or crowns may be attached to them. When dentures are held in place by implants they do not slip around. When crowns are fitted on implants, they act like normal teeth. Implants can only be placed if there is enough bone present in the jaw. When teeth are lost the bone around the teeth gradually dissolves away. If too much bone has been lost, it is sometimes possible to grow bone in its place. In principle, as many implants as possible should be used. This allows the stresses of biting to be spread over the maximum amount of implants. It is often possible to have two or three implants placed, to use them for a while and then sometime later, to add more implants. For example a patient with no teeth can have two or more implants placed. By attaching the denture to the implants, it can be held firmly in place. Later more implants can be added and eventually crowns placed on the implants eliminating the denture altogether