A dental implant is becoming a regularly requested treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. Our highly trained professionals will explain and demonstrate why a dental implant would be a permanent and comfortable solution for you.
A dental implant is an artificial substitute or replacement for the root of the natural tooth. It is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in the jaw-bone to support a crown or bridge or to secure a denture firmly in place. An immediate implant can be placed following an extraction or loss of tooth due to injury.
The implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. This process is called osseointegration and means that the once the restoration is complete, the new implant crown, bridge or denture will be secure and well supported.
There are many advantages of dental implants over other dental treatments:
- Reduced bone loss
- Improved function
- Improved dental hygiene
- No interference to adjacent healthy tooth structure
- More aesthetically pleasing
Dental Implants may not be suitable for all patients, however there are alternative options in Prosthodontics which will fully restore the functionality and appearance of your teeth.
If you are missing a tooth and would like to discuss what your options are regarding a dental implant then please just call us on 029 2038 2671