Dental implants are the new standard in missing tooth replacement. Missing teeth are replaced without altering the healthy adjacent teeth.
What are dental implants ?
A dental implant consists of a specially designed titanium rod which, once gently placed, bonds with healthy jaw bone to form a solid and permanent base to support one or more crowns or a denture.
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, mimicking both the root and crown of a tooth.
Why choose dental implants ?
In addition to feeling and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants also act like natural teeth by stimulating jaw bone growth to prevent the bone loss which occurs over time when a missing tooth is not replaced. Opting for dental implants to replace missing teeth also means that, unlike other treatments, neighbouring healthy teeth are not compromised.
What are the options to replace a missing tooth ?
- visible gap
- loss of chewing ability
- accelerated bone loss
Crown or bridge
- healthy teeth need to be grinded down
- bone loss continues
- greater risk of cavities and tooth failure
- full chewing ability
- preserves healthy adjacent teeth
- prevents bone loss
Frequently asked questions about dental implants
Once we are satisfied that your implant has been fully integrated in the bone, a final crown is manufactured by a specialised dental laboratory to look exactly like a natural tooth. This crown is then secured to the implant to replace the missing tooth and restore full chewing ability.